The Field Heroes campaign continues to raise awareness of the role of beneficial insects in western Canadian crops. Check the recently updated Field Heroes website for scouting guides, downloadable posters, and videos. Learn about these important organisms at work in your fields!
New this week - Real Agriculture went live with a weekly Pest and Predators podcast series!
• Access Episode 1 - Do you know your field heroes?
• How to sweep a field
• What's in my sweep net
• Why use a sweep net
Access the Field Heroes Crop Scouting Guides - information on beneficial insects commonly occurring in Cereals, Oilseeds and Pulse Crops. There are Pest Scouting Guides applicable to Cutworms, Aphids, Diamondback moth, and Bertha armyworm PLUS the common arthropod predators and parasitoids that attack them. Also check out the Sweep Net Scouting Tips in the form of Cereal Avengers, Oilseed Avengers or Pulse Avengers. Download or print them all to share!
Be sure to follow @FieldHeroes for practical tips and information.
Thanks to Western Grains Research Foundation for supporting this important campaign made possible by the support and advice of enthusiastic members of the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network.
Link here to access a complete list of all the PPMN Blog Posts related to Natural Enemies!