Monday, 25 May 2015

Saskatchewan Field Notes - May 22, 2015

Thanks to Scott Hartley for forwarding these quick observations....

Flea beetles:  On Thursday received a report of intense flea beetle feeding on a young crop at cotyledon stage.  It was reported as striped flea beetles in high numbers with plenty of stem girdling - very damaging for a seedling crop.  They are considering re-seeding some of the (substantial) acres affected. 

Diamondback moths (DBM):  So far, no significant numbers of DBM picked up in pheromone traps reporting from Saskatchewan.