Research Scientist, Field Crop Entomology, AAFC Saskatoon Research and Development Centre
Dr. Tyler Wist and his team develop Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tools and solutions to sustain the economic and environmental viability of farming systems in Western Canada.
He operates on the time-tested principal that for every dollar invested in IPM research, the industry gets back $15 in benefits. His research supports AAFC strategic objectives: 1. Increase agricultural productivity; 2. Enhance environmental performance, and 3. Address threats to the value chain. His lab has a focus on wheat insect pests with past and current projects on wheat midge, cereal aphids, and aster yellows in wheat and durum. Flea beetles in canola and pea aphids in pulse crops, and the beneficial insects (predators and parasitoids) that help suppress pest populations in field crops, are also part of his research interests and activities.