Thursday, 16 June 2016

Weekly Update (June 15, 2016; Wk 07) - Bertha Armyworm

Bertha armyworm (Lepidoptera: Mamestra configurata- Those monitoring BAW pheromone traps may want to compare trap “catches” to the following reference photo kindly shared by Saskatchewan Agriculture below:

Provincial staff coordinate BAW pheromone trapping across the prairies and summarize cumulative counts in report or map formats:
● Saskatchewanians.... Watch for future Insect Reports.  
● Manitobans..... Watch for future Insect and Disease Reports.  
● Albertans......  Refer to the live 2016 map reporting Bertha armyworm pheromone trap interceptions.  A copy of the map (retrieved June 15, 2016) is below for reference.