Publication - An Integrated Approach to Management of Leek Moth

Title in English
An Integrated Approach to Management of Leek Moth
Publication ID
10874E
Published Year
2009
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Author(s)
Organization
Subject(s)
Type
Fact Sheet
Cost
Free Publication
Language
English
Region
Ottawa/Hull (NCR)
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Status
Available
Pages
1-2
ISBN
978-1-100-12220-5
Catalogue No.
A118-26/2-2009E
Summary in English
The leek moth, Acrolepiopsis assectella, is an invasive alien species from Europe which has become established in eastern Ontario and parts of Quebec and is continuing to expand its range. Leek moth larvae cause damage to onions, leeks and garlic when they penetrate the young leaves and flowers of the crop in order to feed. This feeding weakens and withers the plant reducing the value of the crop, and in some cases rendering it unmarketable.
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