Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Winter Update (Nov 22, 2017; Wk 29) - Greetings!


We've updated a few items on the Blog this week!  Please take a moment to review the short series of Blog Posts put up today. 

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Winter Update (Nov 22, 2017; Wk 29) - Why we exist, who we are and a few other things....

NEW - The Blog has been updated with an "About Us" Page.  Readers can find information about the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network and its supporters.  Additional information concerning accessing the Blog's information and its intent is also posted on this Page.

Winter Update (Nov 22, 2017; Wk 29) - Archive activity coming soon!

Blog housekeeping will continue early in January....

The "viewable" PDF versions of the 2017 Weekly Updates will come down at the end of December 2017 on our WEEKLY UPDATE Page.  At the beginning of January 2018, we will archive those files and reduce them to a series of hyperlinks.  That activity may affect people who bookmarked the specific PDF during the growing season!

Rest assured, all the PDFs for 2015, 2016 and 2017 will still be available after December 31st  - just return to the Weekly Update page and scroll down to access the appropriate hyperlink.

Winter Update (Nov 22, 2017; Wk 29) - Recent scientific poster

Research conducted by the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network was recently presented at the 2017 Joint Annual Meetings of the Entomological Society of Canada and Entomological Society of Manitoba.  A PDF copy of that poster is now accessible on our Research Page.  Thank you to the authors and their many cooperators!!

Winter Update (Nov 22, 2017; Wk 29) - Reminder: Field Heroes!

Earlier this growing season the Field Heroes campaign began.  The campaign is supported by Western Grains Research Foundation and is aimed at increasing awareness of naturally occurring arthropods that are beneficial to growers owing to their ability to consumer insect pest species!

Make sure to visit their website to learn more about some of the beneficial arthropods active in agricultural field crops on the prairies and consider following @FieldHeroes in your Twitter feed.