Friday, 29 June 2018

Request for Cereal Leaf Beetle Larvae (Jun 28, 2018; Wk 08)

Reminder - Researchers need your help - They are looking for LIVE cereal leaf beetle larvae from any field across the Canadian prairies in order to assess Tetrastichus julis parasitism rates.

If larvae are encountered in 2018, please carefully collect 20-30 of them and put them with some cereal leaves and a moist paper towel in a hard container (e.g. plastic yogurt container) with holes poked in the lid for air. Pack the parcel with ice packs, label with your name, date, crop type, and location, and send them to us.  Email or phone us for information on how to ship for free.

What's in it for you? Learn if cereal leaf beetle is being controlled by natural enemies in your field. If you need T. julis, we may be able provide you with some.

Dr. Haley Catton, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
5403 - 1 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4B1