Friday, 2 August 2019

Provincial Insect Pest Reports (August 1, 2019; Wk 17)

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

Manitoba's Crop Pest Updates for 2019 are posted here. Access Issue #11 posted July 31, 2019, noting continued grasshopper issues, presence of some diamondback larvae and bertha armyworm pheromone trap interception counts that warranting in-field scouting in several regions of that province. There is also a call and link for Manitoban cooperators to perform the annual grasshopper counts. This a vital survey which contributes to the annual grasshopper forecast maps that growers depend upon to help assess risk.

Reminder - Saskatchewan's Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on "Economic thresholds" by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019. Also access the Crop Production News with Issue #5 (featuring pesticide drift information).

•  Reminder - Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's Agri-News includes an insect-related item in the July 8, 2019 edition with an important reminder that field scouting in July can lead to a more successful crop.