Modernizing management of true armyworm in Ontario

Lead Applicant: David Hooker

Research Priority: Plant Health & Protection

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre - Ridgetown, Winchester

Research Summary: True armyworm (TAW) is a type of pest (moth) that causes substantial damage to commonly grown cereal crops in Ontario. A TAW outbreak can cause immense economic loss for producers, but available research is significantly outdated. This project aims to develop modernized TAW best management practices that will aid producers in more effectively managing this pest by taking into account current cereal crop management, increased adoption of cover crops over the last few decades, and the potential impacts of climate change.