http://prairiepestmonitoring.blogspot.com/p/wind-trajectories.html, www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/insects/diamondback-moth.html, https://westernforum.org/Documents/WCCP/WCCP_documents/WCCP_Guidelines/WCCP_19/Oilseeds%20WCCP%202019b.pdf, https://open.alberta.ca/publications/0261-2194, Monitoring the canola flower midge with pheromone-baited traps, Alfalfa Looper (Autographia Californica Speyer), Think profit when you think pest management, Lorsban; Pyrinex; Nufos; Citadel; Warhawk;Sharphos, Control brassicaceous weeds including volunteer canola (which are host plants for the insect). The larval body form tapers at both ends. Always apply insecticides with enough water to ensure adequate coverage. For this reason, new biological and chemical controls, as well as different planting methods are being pursued to reduce the destruction caused by the moths. All content on this site is property of the Canola Council of Canada. weeds and volunteer canola become important alternate hosts for laying eggs. in length. For most effective control, apply at dusk or at night when diamondback moths are most active. 2005. pest insect density) at which lost yield (ex. 38:275-301. Look for larvae (caterpillars) that are pale green and slightly tapered at each end. Philip, H., and Mengersen, E. 1989. [1], The diamondback moth was the first insect found to have become resistant to biological control by the Bt toxin (from Bacillus thuringiensis) in the field. The larvae (caterpillars) are a pale yellowish-green to green colour and are covered with fine, scattered, erect hairs. Severe feeding damage will stunt cabbage and cauliflower heads. [8] One plant species that contains the egg-laying cues is wintercress, Barbarea vulgaris. Parasitism of diamondback moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) larvae by, Sarfraz, R.M., Dosdall, L.M., Blake, A.J. Additionally, females who mate with multiple mated males, experience decreased longevity and fecundity. Monitor plants for the characteristic “window paning” evidence (when only the green material leaf material is eaten and the clear, upper cuticle membrane is left behind, resembling a window pane), and any other insect feeding indications. Butts, R.A., Floate, K.D., David, M., Blackshaw, R.E. Typically, we see damage to crops in flowering and podding stages; with earlier arrival, damage can occur to seedling and cabbaging stages of the crop. Diamondback moths (Plutella xylostella) can be serious pests of canola and cruciferous vegetables.It is the larval stage that is damaging to the plants, however the adult stage appears before the larvae are present. Wind Trajectory Reports. varieties Q2, Liberty, and Conquest, females laid significantly more eggs on Liberty than on Q2 or Conquest 17. levels (which are different depending on the crop growth stage) 14. The origins of infestations of diamondback moth. Fig. [1] It is possible for a pupa to fall off of its host plant. [2] They are laid singly or in groups of two to eight eggs in depressions on the surface of leaves. botrytis (cauliflower), var. 144-146, Wagener, B., Reineke, A. Löhr, B., Zebitz, C.P.W. II. Diamondback moth, Justus, K.A., Dosdall, L.M. An insecticide application may be considered: when there has been 25-33 per cent defoliation on seedlings and larvae are still present on the plant, if larvae exceed 100-150 per square metre (10-15 larvae per square foot) on immature to flowering plants, there are 200-300 larvae per square metre (20-30 larvae per square foot) at the late flowering or pod stage. Diamondback moth biocontrol activities in Canada. In addition, maintaining clean cabbage field hygiene is a simple but important pest control and prevention measure. Packaging Charge: 1-10 trays $20.00 per order 11-20 trays $30.00 per order Over 20 trays please contact Customer Service. In some cases, females prefer multiple matings because it increases their lifespan as they receive nutrients from males during copulation. [6], Female diamondback moths use both gustatory and olfactory stimuli to determine where to lay their eggs. Although the magnitude of root mass increase is varied by varietyA variety is a variant of a species that evolved in nature without the intervention of humans, e.g. Proceedings of the International Symposium, October 21-24, 2002, Montpellier, France. Crop type effects on the activity and distribution of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). [23], Seasonal temperature changes lead to differences in body size of the diamondback moths. and Soroka, J.J. 2008. Larvae are light to dark green, tapering slightly at both ends with four pairs of prolegs, with slightly darker head and scattered hairs. These pheromone traps cannot predict the potential for crop damage, but trap counts can provide an early warning of a possible infestation. A creamy-colored stripe with a wavy edge on the posterior margin[2] is sometimes constricted to form one or more light-colored diamond shapes, which is the basis for the common name of this moth. In the field, crop scouts may observe moths fluttering up when the crop canopy is disturbed. A common pest insect in canola, the diamondback moth adults blow in from the southern United States each spring with their larval offspring – and subsequent generations can cause varying amounts of feeding damage on green canola tissues throughout the growing season. When it is necessary to apply an insecticide to a flowering crop, contact local beekeepers prior to application, use the safest product available and apply it during the evening. The posterior end of the caterpillar is forked. The contribution of predators to biological control of diamondback moth in the Prairies is unknown. The larval stage has four instars, each of which has a four-day duration. Background Diamondback moth adults may overwinter in the prairies, but most infestations occur when adult moths arrive on wind currents in the spring from the southern or western United States or northern Mexico. [26], Blue-light traps can catch a lot of adult diamondback worms. Western Committee on Crop Pests. Retrieved from. Clarify?] II. However, regardless of the climate, even a few days of high temperatures can lead to lower reproductive success in females. Because the female moths lay their eggs one at a time and prefer crevices, they search for grooves on the leaves. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta. An economic threshold is the level of infestation (ex. The larvae are quite active, and when disturbed, may wriggle violently, move backward, and spin a strand of silk from which to dangle. In Alberta this species parasitized 45 per cent of diamondback moth individuals in 1992 while M. plutellae and D. subtilicornis were each only responsible for approximately 15 per cent parasitism. Diamondback moth larvae are small green caterpillars with a pair of prolegs on their posterior end that form a V shape. 2005. A variety is a variant of a species that evolved in nature without the intervention of humans, e.g. † Do not apply deltamethrin at temperatures above 25°C. The rate of infection of diamondback moth larvae can be high enough to limit the development of additional generations late in the season. and Burnett, P.A. Before farming, for example, the soil can be ploughed and exposed to the sun for at least a week. [27], 1. The cumulative counts from the traps can not predict what levels of larvae will be, but can be used to determine regions of the province where increased attention for diamondback moth is recommended when scouting fields. Warmer temperatures lead to smaller bodies whereas colder temperatures lead to the development of larger bodies. The pests are controlled during the germination period, and the crops ripen quickly, so the diamondback moth doesn't grow in large numbers. Guide to Integrated Control of Insect Pests of Crops: Insect Management in Oilseed Crops in Western Canada. Arriving in mid-May can allow the moths enough time to complete three or four generations by the time crops are in the pod development stages, and most vulnerable to attack 16. Biology of the diamondback moth. 1998. Broatch, J.S. [6], Climate plays a role in the body size of the diamondback both. Values given are for oral LD50.Do not make more than 3 applications per season. Larval survival, host plant preferences and developmental responses of the diamondback moth. Sample crops by sweep netting. The efficiency with which ingested food was converted into body weight did not change as infection progressed. canola and mustard) plants but prefer leaves. See Table 1 for insecticides registered for diamondback moth larvae control in canola 45. The tips of the wings can be seen to turn upward slightly when viewed from the side. As with other insects, proper identification of the species as well as the timing and type of damage it causes is an important part of understanding and managing this potential…, These occasional pest insects haven’t been reported to cause economic damage in canola on the Prairies. and Keddie, B.A. Cárcamo, H.A., and Spence, J.R. 1994. For larvae, the sex pheromone is a foraging indicator, rather than a mating attractant so they use it to find a healthy source of food and avoid competition for food from other species on the host plant. It will wriggle backward violently and may drop from the plant, suspended by a silken thread. Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella L.) is considered to be the most damaging pest of brassica crops worldwide. When males have more than one mate, they do not receive any benefit. The females lay eggs only on the leaves of the cabbage and do not discriminate between young and more developed leaves. The larval stage lasts about 10 to 21 days, depending upon temperature and the availability of food. Adults require a nutrient source for survival, and as a result, they spend more time in habitats where flowering plants are abundant so they can feed 26. Dosdall, L.M., Mason, P.G. Purchasing high quality insect eggs or larvae from Frontier will prove to be a reliable and cost effective alternative. Canola transgenic for expression of the cry1Ac gene had been developed and provided protection from diamondback moth infestation 43, but no such transgenic crops were commercialized in Canada with this trait. [2], The agriculture industry has been trying to find biological and natural ways to eliminate the diamondback moth especially since the moths have become resistant to pesticides. At maturity the larvae are cigar-shaped and about 12 millimetres (0.5 inch) long. In North America, diamondback moth is now recorded everywhere that cabbage is grown. Limiting broad spectrum insecticide use and particularly elimination of pyrethroid use, can increase survival and propagation of diamondback parasitoids, Microplitis plutellae, Diadegma insulare, and Diadromus subtilicornis. Although diamondback moths cannot overwinter effectively in cold climates, it was found in British Columbia by 1905 and is now present in several Canadian regions. Sensory regulation of oviposition of the adult female. Take Styrofoam cups and label each cup with the respective chemical that will be used in the test for that cup. Biology of the diamondback moth, Plutella maculipennis (Curt.) Retrieved from. Entomol. "A reference gene set for sex pheromone biosynthesis and degradation genes from the diamondback moth. The larvae (caterpillars) are a pale yellowish-green to green colour and are covered with fine, scattered, erect hairs. The insect order (the scientific classification more broad than Family) which includes sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants. Development of diamondback moth can also be influenced by varieties within species. Oviposition by. due to feeding/insect pest damage) exceeds the cost of the chemical and its application. [4] Nearly all cruciferous vegetable crops are attacked, but some are favored over others. [1][6], This small moth is colored gray and brown. [1] Before emergence occurs, pupa will turn from a yellowish color to a browner color. Normally, diamondback moths take about 32 days to develop from egg to adult. [6] The diamondback moth lays its eggs only on plants in the family Brassicaceae. Research has found that, for egg-laying, females selected plants that received quantities of soil fertilizer recommended for canola production, compared to unfertilized plants or plants that received three and five times the recommended levels of fertilizer. Retrieved from: Crop Protection “Blue Book”. 1999. Diamondback moth larvae feed on all plants in the Brassicaceae family, and in Alberta, canola and mustard are its primary targets. Also referred to as Argentine canola, it is the species of canola currently commonly grown in Canada. Therefore controlling these weeds (including volunteer canola) will help reduce the chance of diamondback moths populations in canola fields. italica (broccoli), etc. Thirdly, crop rotation could be used; cruciferous vegetables can be rotated with melons, fruits, onions and garlic resulting in a break in the food chain of the diamondback moth generations. Can. Kumar, K.P., and Gujar, G.T. After several seconds, the larva will climb back onto the leaf and continue feeding. An infestation of diamondback moth cannot be predicted based on the previous year’s population because very few, if any, pupae survive the long, cold Canadian winters. The species Diadegma insulare (Cresson) and Diadromus subtilicornis (Gravenhorst) are members of the family Ichneumonidae, and the species Microplitis plutellae (Muesbeck) is from the family Braconidae 19,20. Exp. The three subsequent larval instars are surface feeders, and consume leaves, buds, flowers, or pods. The adult moth is approximately eight to nine millimetres (0.3 to 0.4 inch) long with a wingspan of 12 to 15 millimetres (0.5 to 0.6 inch). Diapause and cold hardiness in, Tran, T., and Takasu, K. 2000. Females lay eggs in pre-pupae or in pupae, but much more frequently in newly-formed pupae rather than the older ones. Use high water volumes and label rates when the crop canopy is dense. Still, one central Alberta study using trap cages placed in a field during early spring, found diamondback moth was able to overwinter 9. “These applications may slightly reduce pest severity, but as for making a positive contribution to profit, we just don’t see it very often,” says Gregory Sekulic, agronomy specialist for…. Its life cycle consists of a complete metamorphosis including adult, egg, larva and pupa. Growers in the western part of Manitoba are considering whether or not to make a fungicide application for FHB and sclerotinia based on the hot and dry conditions. Ulmer, B.J., Dosdall, L.M. [6], Antennation occurs when the moth hits its antennae on the leaf. However, females are more likely to deposit their eggs on a host with larval infestation. 144-146. Putting yellow sticky traps in the field to catch flying adults. The presence of larvae in florets can result in complete rejection of the produce. Symptoms and Effects: Diamondback moth larvae feed on cole crop leaves between the large veins and midribs. [1] These irregular patches are called window panes. Due to customs issues we no longer ship eggs or larvae to Canada. Heavy rainfall can drown small larvae and reduce numbers by more than half. Adult females lay an average of 160 eggs during their life span of about 16 days. [2] It probably originated in Europe, South Africa, or the Mediterranean region, but the exact migration path is not known. The larvae emerge from these mines to moult and subsequently feed on the lower surface of the leaf. due to feeding/insect pest damage) exceeds the cost of the chemical and its application. Immature stages – Eggs are small, flat-oval (0.44 mm long), yellow, and usually laid singly on leaves. 2005. Take a minimum of 5 sets of 10 sweeps in several parts of the crop and calculate the average number of the larvae per 10 sweeps. [18], The diamondback's lack of natural enemies, such as parasitoids, may be accounted for by the widespread use of insecticides in the 1950s. The amount of damage varies greatly, depending on plant growth stage, larval density and larval size. Therefore, long-distance migration tends to occur in the spring rather than midsummer as a greater number of large moths are available and capable of flying. [7], The eggs are oval and flattened, measuring 0.44 mm long and 0.26 mm wide. Root Maggot and Beneficial Insect Dynamics in Response to Weed Populations in Canola. It is capable of producing as many as four generations per year in the Prairies, and early arrival times can therefore result in greater population build-up than later arrivals. 2004. Photo 1: Diamondback moth larvae feeding on cabbaging canola. changed. [11], The yellowish pupae are about 8 mm long and are wrapped in a loose silk cocoon. [20] Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper) is the only other insect to have developed resistance to Bt toxin in agricultural systems, specifically in greenhouses. 1960. Toll-free: (866) 834-4378(866) 834-4378, Background The canola flower midge, Contarinia brassicola, is a recently discovered insect pest of canola on the Prairies. [1] The egg-laying females have been reported to recognize chemicals in the host plants, glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, that are characteristic of the family Brassicaceae (but also occur in some related families). Spatio-temporal distribution patterns of the diamondback moth and its principal parasitoid, Putnam, L.G. [1][3] However, in North America it was observed in Illinois in 1854, and then found in Florida and the Rocky Mountains by 1883. 14: 81–86. Diamondback moth is restricted in its host range to plants of the family Brassicaceae 1,2. In this study, DBM larvae shown to herbivore induced plant volatiles (HIPVs) that were attractive to adult females exposed in a Y-tube olfactometer. D. insulare can parasitize all four larval instars of diamondback moth and the parasitoid emerges as a final instarA developmental stage within one life stage (ex. How to get rid of Diamondback moth They are, however, passive migrants, being easily transferred by wind over long distances. and Carpenter, J.E. By clicking any of the links on this website, you are consenting to view materials that may be commercial in nature. Evidence of, Mitchell, E.R, Hu, G.Y., Okine, J.S. For example, during wet periods, the infection rate of the diamondback moth is very low. Always consider economic thresholds, which vary by the plant stage, as these thresholds ensure insecticide applications are only made when warranted, which minimizes the impact on beneficial insects. 2020. Field Crop Reporting Series, Catalogue number 22-002-XIE. A clean growing environment can greatly reduce the likelihood of infection. canola, mustard and related vegetables and weeds) are grown. 1996. Secondary metabolites of the leaf surface affected by sulfur fertilization and perceived by the diamondback moth. [31] Field trials conducted by the UK biotechnology company Oxitec, released between 1,000 and 2,500 genetically modified males to a crop in New York state, during August and September 2017 on six occasions. 1957. 2004. 12: 554-564. A Bacillus thuringiensisA bacteria which can be used as a biological pesticide (insecticide) (subspecies aizawai) product with the tradename XenTari, which is available in the horticultural market, has been registered for use on canola in Canada, but is not yet used in canola. Dosdall, L.M., Mason, P.G. Diamondback Moths occur worldwide, but populations are sparse in cold climates. Entomol. Larvae feed on the leaf surfaces, creating shot holes and completely consuming leaves except the veins. However, M. plutellae is generally less abundant than D. insulare in canola fields. [16], While male diamondbacks can mate multiple times, females show a clear preference for mating once. Sample at least five locations per field to get a representative sample. [11], The feeding habit of the first instar is leaf mining, although they are so small, the mines are difficult to detect. Fully grown larvae are 12 mm long. They are glued to the upper and lower leaf surfaces individually or in groups of two or three, usually along the veins or where the leaf surface is uneven. Biology, ecology, and management of the diamond back moth. However, the heavy, insulating snowfall early the previous fall was thought to help explain these observations. Harcourt, D.G. Females may deposit up to 300 eggs in total, but average production is probably half that amount. [10], When female diamondback moths lay their eggs, some of their sex pheromones are left behind on the leaves. Egg-laying occurs at night. Foliar applications with formulations of bioinsecticide containing the delta-endotoxin of the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensisA bacteria which can be used as a biological pesticide (insecticide) (subspecies kurstaki) are proven to be effective and less damaging to non-target organisms than chemical insecticides 38,39. root biomass occurred to plants treated with intermediate levels of fertilizer (i.e. Environ. Diamondback moth larvae are major crop pests that eat the leaves of food plants such as kale, cabbage, and broccoli. *Do not make more than 3 applications per season. The homologous gene of Plutella xylostella was knocked out i.e. Also referred to as brown mustard, it is a minor crop (from the Cruciferae or Brassicaceae plant family, commonly known as the mustard family) grown in Canada. They are laid singly or in groups of two to eight eggs in depressions on the surface of leaves. a LD50 values represent the relative toxicity of a pesticide. In most instances, however, moth invasions of western Canadian canola and mustard crops occur later, when crops are in the rosette stage. pest insect density) at which lost yield (ex. 122. A British company has come up with a solution. Protocol for Monitoring Diamondback Moth with Pheromone-Baited Traps Purpose of Monitoring the Adult Stage. At rest, the moth folds its wings over the abdomen in a tent-like manner. In addition, a female can deter disadvantageous multiple mating by forming a mating plug. The diamondback moth larva is easily identified by its peculiar reaction to being disturbed. Copulation duration has also been shown to increase when males mate multiple times. At maturity the larvae are cigar-shaped and about 12 mm (½ inch) long. Damage as early as the first true-leaf stage can be caused by early diamondback moth infestations. Insect Pests of the Prairies. All rights reserved. Indeed, diamondback moth females lay eggs on this plant species, but the newly hatched larvae die due to the effects of additional natural plant chemicals called saponins. 400-167 Lombard Ave.Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T6admin@canolacouncil.orgPhone: (204) 982-2100Toll-free: (866) 834-4378, Home / Canola Encyclopedia / Insects / Diamondback moth. and Stewart, C.N. When the male GM moths mated with wild females all the resulting female larvae died. Sarfraz, M., Dosdall, L.M. They prefer to feed on the lower leaf surface, leaving the upper epidermis intact thereby creating a “window-paning” effect. pest insect density) at which lost yield (ex. Overall, infected larvae ate 45% less leaf tissue than uninfected larvae. Host age selection by the host-feeding pupal parasitoid. due to feeding/insect pest damage) exceeds the cost of the chemical and its application.. After an infestation is controlled at the podding stage, a new infestation is not likely to become established because of the rapid advance of the crop toward maturity. Refers to a species that has offspring more than once per year (more than one gerenation in one year). Also utilize the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network’s wind trajectory and pheromone trap network reports. due to feeding/insect pest damage) exceeds the cost of the chemical and its application. It integrates a network of sentinel sites with pheromone traps to deliver advanced notice for the potential arrival of diamondback moth populations into canola production areas of the prairies 13. [8][9], Different behaviors occur before a female diamondback moth deposits her eggs. However, it is the larval feeding that will lead to yield losses, and environmental conditions will ultimately determine how many eggs are laid and whether the larvae emerge and survive, leading to economical feeding damage. 2006. 2. [25], Secondly, planting time can be considered, because pest populations are affected by seasonal factors. In fact, their fitness and lifespan decreases along with the success rate of reproduction. 2011. Larvae may also chew into pods and eat the developing seeds. Although the larvae are small, they can be very numerous and cause complete removal of foliar tissue except for the leaf veins. capitata (cabbage), var. Biology, ecology, and management of the diamond back moth. Environ. The hindwings are narrow, pointed toward the apex, and light gray, with a wide fringe. Talekar, N. S., and Shelton, A.M. 1993. The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network utilizes wind trajectory-modelling prior to and during the growing season to provide an early-warning system for agronomists and farmers. botrytis (cauliflower), var. Identification. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Alberta. There may be several generations per growing season and generations usually overlap and all four life stages (egg, larva, pupa and adult). The folded wings flare upwards and outward at the tips. The diamondback moth (DBM) tends to be the smallest of three lepidopteran larva that infest crucifer crops in Pennsylvania (the other two species are the imported cabbageworm, and the cabbage looper). [7] A moth has increased antennal rotation activity when it is near an uninfested host when compared to an infested host which indicates that the damaged host leaves emit a stronger odor. They are yellow or pale green at first, but darken later. Table 1. Natural enemies (including parasitoids, predators and fungi) of diamondback moth are important for biological control. Parasitic wasps, ladybugs, and lacewings will lay their eggs inside the diamondback larvae. When both stimuli are available, more eggs are deposited. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), in Eastern Ontario. Diamondback larvae are attracted to the major component of this species-specific pheromone, which is (Z)11-hexadecenal. 1957. Resistance of some cultivated Brassicaceae to infestations by, Sarfraz, M., Dosdall, L.M. That’s the only way we can improve. Forest Meteorol. Ranges in size from about 1.3 … Performance of the specialist herbivore, Sarfraz, M., Dosdall, L.M., Keddie, B.A. admin@canolacouncil.org The crevices may offer protection and easy access to food sources. The small, grayish-brown moth sometimes has a cream-colored band that forms a diamond along its back. Make sure there is adequate coverage. [1] The diamondback moth has a wingspan of about 15 mm and a body length of 6 mm. italica (broccoli), etc. Marazzi, C., Patrian, B. and Städler, E. 2004. M. plutellae has a widespread distribution in North America 19,30, overwinters in western Canada, and can be present early in the season to parasitize hosts 31. [1] Moths are active usually at twilight and at night, feeding on flowers of cruciferous plants, but they also fly in the afternoon during mass outbreaks. Check out more information and provincial real-time survey maps of diamondback moths from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Saskatchewan and Manitoba Agriculture. The larvae have a few short black hairs and are colorless in the first instar, but pale or emerald green with black heads in later instars. [10] Of the five pairs of prolegs, one protrudes from the posterior end, forming a distinctive "V". 255. [10] Research has shown that the diamondback moth has an autosomal ressessive gene that provides resistance to four specific types of B. thuringiensis (Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac, and Cry1F). Bt toxin is poisonous when ingested by insects but not mammals, so it was used to target low infestation levels of the moth. Due to the importance of predatory insects for reducing populations of diamondback moth in other cropping systems 37, further study is warranted to resolve this important gap in knowledge of mortality factors that can impact diamondback moth populations in prairie agro-ecosystems. the rate recommended for canola production) rather than low or high fertilizer applications 18. As they proceed to the later instar stages, the larvae develop an emerald green or pale body with a black head. Scout fields throughout season, especially in July and August. Do not apply more than once every 5 days. Sweep net sampling can determine the presence and general abundance of the species in the field, but does not provide a good estimate of larval density because no correlative studies have been conducted to relate sweep net captures with density in the field (and therefore no thresholds exists for sweep net counts). If these trap counts correlate well with the wind trajectory models it provides an even stronger indication of regions at greatest risk. The seeds within a damaged pod will not fill completely and pods may shatter, resulting in yield loss. If the leaves are beginning to turn yellow and dry up, damage will become more serious as larvae move to feed on pods. [12], The lifespan averages three to four weeks for females, but less for males. The diamondback moth (DBM) is a destructive pest of crucifer crops. Egg-laying females have been found to prefer S. alba and B. rapaAlso referred to as Polish canola, it is the less commonly grown species of canola currently grown in Canada., and to have most rapid larval and pupal development times on B. junceaAlso referred to as brown mustard, it is a minor crop (from the Cruciferae or Brassicaceae plant family, commonly known as the mustard family) grown in Canada. Easily identified by its peculiar reaction to being disturbed, A. Löhr, and... 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