swede midge

Swede Midge

Swede Midge

Grower Experiences with Swede Midge Survey (5 minutes)

Swede midge is a tiny insect pest of cole crops whose feeding causes unsightly brown corky scarring, distorted leaves/heads, blind heads, etc. It can especially be problematic on organic or low-input farms.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is pursuing grant funding to work with small scale brassica growers to help them better manage swede midge. To write a more impactful grant, we’d like to hear how swede midge has affected you.

For more information, contact Christy Hoepting (cah59@cornell.edu; 585-721-6953)

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Last updated February 12, 2024