Weekly Update 2020
Sunflower & Triticale Pests ( Week 18 )
As the growing season winds down, we are wrapping up our summer series with an Insect of the Week doubleheader: one post featuring both sunflower and triticale pests! Sunflowers are an eye-catching plant with seeds that have numerous uses: as...
Good luck with harvest! ( Week 17 )
This is Week 17 and the last Weekly Update for 2020! It's been an exceptional field season - responding to COVID-19 and a new website for the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network! Watch for special releases during the fall and winter. Your best option...
Weather synopsis ( Week 17 )
An abbreviated synopsis is provided for the final Weekly Update of the 2020 growing season. It was a warm week for most of the prairies! The highest temperatures the past seven days across the prairies are represented in Figure 1 and ranged from...
Predicted diamondback moth development ( Week 17 )
The Diamondback moth (DBM) model was run with a biofix of May 15, 2020. DBM densities generally increase with increasing numbers of generations. Figure 1 represents the model output for the 2020 growing season (as of August 17, 2020). The number...
Predicted grasshopper development ( Week 17 )
The oviposition index provides a snapshot of how growing season conditions impact grasshopper development and subsequent oviposition. Advanced development of the current generation will result in greater potential egg production by females at the...
Insect Risk Maps
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CanolaPALOOZA (Saskatoon, SK) – June 26-July8, 2020 – Online event
Due to COVID-19 concerns, CanolaPALOOZA at the AAFC Saskatoon Research and Development Centre research farm has been replace with a series of online Top Notch Farming Training events (June 26, July 6, July 8). www.saskcanola.com/news/upcoming.php
Crop Diagnostic School (Manitoba) – July 7-10, 2020 – Online event
Crop Diagnostic School will be held online in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. Event info/registration details are posted at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/crop-diagnostic-services/manitoba-crop-diagnostic-school.html Entomologists tentatively participating: John Gavloski and Jordan Bannerman.
2020 CanolaPALOOZA (Lacombe, Alberta) – Postponed until 2021
The 2020 CanolaPALOOZA at the Lacombe Research and Development Centre (Lacombe AB) has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns. https://albertacanola.com/event/canolapalooza/