In central Saskatchewan, grasshopper development is slightly ahead of average development. The following graph shows predicted grasshopper development at Saskatoon for August 7, 2016. The model indicates that oviposition is well underway.
Melanopline development for Saskatoon (August 12, 2016) was 5.6. The most abundant species was M. dawsoni (40%), followed by M. bivittatus (21.6%).
Biological and monitoring information related to grasshoppers in field crops is posted by the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network. Also refer to the grasshopper pages within the new "Field Crop and Forage Pests and their Natural Enemies in Western Canada: Identification and management field guide" - both English-enhanced or French-enhanced versions are available.