Dry Bean Fields Wanted

Attention Dry Bean Growers

We are currently seeking 16 growers to place Western Bean Cutworm moth traps in their fields.

These traps are used to monitor activity of the Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) moth. WBC lay their eggs in dry bean and corn fields, where the larvae feed and cause damage to the crops. Trapping moths provides information on their flight patterns and informs farmers of the abundance of moths in their fields. Data collected from these traps is contributed to the Great Lakes and Maritimes Pest Monitoring Network.

OBG would like to have more bean fields included in the data collection effort as the majority of traps are currently on corn fields.  Grower cooperators will be required to submit their moth counts via online reporting through the Great Lakes and Maritimes Pest Monitoring Network website.  Meghan Moran, Canola & Edible Bean Specialist with OMAFRA, will be available to provide technical support should it be required.

Traps will be available for pick-up at designated times during the week of June 15 at the OBG office in Harriston, the OMAFRA office in Stratford and the OMAFRA office in Ridgetown.  Delivery to your farm may also be possible.

The traps and supplies are being provided free of charge by the Ontario Bean Growers.

Click here for more Western Bean Cutworm information.

Please contact Jennifer at jennifer@ontariobeans.on.ca or 519-803-1144 to book your traps.