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Vegetable insects now easier to ID


March 12, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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March 12, 2010, Guelph,
Ont – Vegetable growers across Canada now have a valuable tool to help
correctly identify 39 of the most common insects affecting the productivity of
vegetable field crops.



March 12, 2010, Guelph,
Ont – Vegetable growers across Canada now have a valuable tool to help
correctly identify 39 of the most common insects affecting the productivity of
vegetable field crops.

A Field Guide to
Vegetable Insects – a new publication produced by Bayer CropScience – is the
first of its kind and includes full-colour photos of 39 insect pests, as well
as keys for identification, crops affected and management notes.

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“Accurate identification
of insect pests can be a difficult task – but one that’s critical for making
pest management decisions,” says David Kikkert, portfolio manager of
horticulture for Bayer CropScience. “Growers now have a dedicated resource to
help them correctly identify vegetable pests, and make sound crop protection
decisions.”

Content and photos for
the new guide was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and
Rural Affairs
, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, BC Ministry of
Agriculture and Lands
, Government of Manitoba, Government of Prince Edward
Island
, Ohio State University, Colorado State University and the University
of Minnesota
.

The guide can be ordered
at no charge by visiting www.BayerCropScience.ca/VegInsectGuide or by calling
1-888-283-6847.