Thursday, 18 August 2016

Weekly Update (August 17, 2016; Wk 16) - 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 lygus in canola, notes the occurance of small insect larvae on sclerotinia-infected areas of canola, soybean and dry beans AND includes a call for grasshopper surveying in August (August 17, 2016, prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya).

Saskatchewan's Crop Production News includes an update on West Nile disease in Saskatchewan in Issue 7prepared by Scott Hartley.  The report notes, "For the week of August 6, 2016, Saskatchewan Health reported that numbers of Culex tarsalis continue to rise in southern and central Saskatchewan. The risk of West Nile Virus transmission to humans remains at a moderate level in southern Saskatchewan, but increasing numbers of infected mosquitoes have been found this past week."

Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's Call of the Land for updates from Scott Meers who recently provided an update (posted on August 4, 2016). The most recent Call of the Land (posted August 17, 2016) features Cam Dahl who described issues associated with pre-harvest application of pesticides.