Potatoes in Canada

Tuber Talk
A new crop for controlling wireworms

November 24, 2022
By Potatoes in Canada


Wireworms, the larvae of click beetles, are notoriously damaging to tubers. Found across Canada, the worms can survive in irregularly cold temperatures, making them an even more persistent problem. Now, AAFC research scientists have found a natural way to suppress wireworm populations more naturally: by incorporating buckwheat crops into rotation. Listen to Drs. Christine Noronha and Jason McCallum in this episode of Tuber Talk as they discuss what has been learned about buckwheat and how producers can take advantage.

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The music used in this episode is Vital Signs from Purple Planet Music.

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