Dry could bring moths in canola

PEST: Canola growers are advised to keep an eye out for diamondback moth.
PEST: Canola growers are advised to keep an eye out for diamondback moth.

Canola growers in the southern region are advised to keep an eye out for diamondback moth, especially if conditions over the coming weeks are dry and temperatures are above average.

Growers should monitor crops using a sweep-net at fortnightly intervals throughout flowering to windrowing/harvest. 

The moth has a high propensity to develop resistance and there are more than 80 insecticide compounds recorded globally to which it has developed resistance.