Thursday, 30 June 2016

Weekly Update (June 29, 2016; Wk 09) - Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 

- Manitoba's Insect and Disease Update which includes alfalfa weevil and descriptions to aid scouting for cereal leaf beetle (June 22, 2016, prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya).

- Saskatchewan's Insect Report which mentions redbacked cutworms but emphasizes scouting for cabbage seedpod weevil, wheat midge and grasshoppers (Issue 4, prepared by Scott Hartley).
- Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's Call of the Land for updates from Scott Meers  who recently provided an update (posted on June 23, 2016including cabbage seedpod weevil on early canola in southern Alberta, cereal leaf beetle reports on wheat and barley but also the benefits of its parasitoid, Tetrastichus julis.