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Graduate Research Showcase: Population dynamics of wheat stem sawfly
Episode 5619th April 2022 • Inputs - by Top Crop Manager • Top Crop Manager
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Wheat stem sawfly has been a problem pest for Prairie growers for years due to a lack of effective chemical options and lifecycle adaptations of the insect.

In this episode of Inputs, Dylan Sjolie, former graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan under the supervision of Dr. Meghan Vankosky and Dr. Christian Willenborg and recent co-host of Inputs, shares details of his recently defended thesis research on population dynamics of wheat stem sawfly. His thesis work looked at the pest's larval mortality factors on the Canadian Prairies and how early season temperatures affected the adult portion of the lifecycles of both wheat stem sawfly and its parasitoid, Bracon cephi

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