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dc.contributor.authorHodgdon, Elisabeth A.
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yolanda H.
dc.contributor.authorHoepting, Christine A.
dc.contributor.authorHallett, Rebecca H.
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-19T15:47:14Z
dc.date.available2017-12-19T15:47:14Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/55087
dc.descriptionNYS IPM Type: Vegetables IPM Fact Sheeten_US
dc.description.abstractSwede midge (Contarinia nasturtii) is a small (1/16” long) invasive fly that is a serious pest of Brassica (cruciferous) vegetable crops, including broccoli, cabbage, and kale. The insect was named for one of its hosts in Europe, the “swede,” a type of forage turnip. Management of swede midge is particularly challenging because of its small size, hidden feeding behavior, low damage threshold, and life cycle consisting of multiple overlapping generations during the growing season. Small-scale organic growers with insufficient space for crop rotation to break the swede midge life cycle are especially at risk for economic losses from this pest.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNew York State IPM Programen_US
dc.subjectAgricultural IPMen_US
dc.subjectVegetablesen_US
dc.subjectCole Cropsen_US
dc.subjectOrganicen_US
dc.titleOrganic Management of Swede Midgeen_US
dc.typefact sheeten_US


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