Thursday, 21 July 2016

Weekly Update (July 20, 2016; Wk 12) - 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, pea aphid, aphids in cereals and wheat midge descriptions (July 13, 2016, prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya).

- Saskatchewan's Crop Production News includes descriptions of aphids in field crops plus economic and action thresholds applicable in field peas, lentils, canaryseed, cereals or canola.  Aster yellows have also been observed this season.  Saskatchwan's surveys and forecasts are also highlighted in Issue 5prepared by Scott Hartley.  Growers should note that the distribution of pea leaf weevil has increased this season in Saskatchewan plus the updated bertha armyworm pheromone map can be accessed in this report.

- Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's Call of the Land for updates from Scott Meers  who recently provided an update (posted on July 14, 2016) that includes bertha armyworm, wheat midge, pea aphids in lentils, and European skipper.