Cabbage Seedpod Weevils Spotted

Cabbage seedpod weevils have been reported in southern Alberta (Medicine Hat area). Owen Olfert, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Saskatoon, is about to roll out the prairie-wide monitoring program for this season and we will relay the results as the season progresses. Although it is too early in the season to begin control measures for this pest, growers should watch carefully for weevils throughout southern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan (south of Highway 1) and be prepared to spray if populations remain high at early flower. Begin scouting at the bud stage with a sweep net to check for levels of both cabbage seedpod weevil and lygus bug.