Weekly Update 2022
Weather synopsis ( Week 2 )
TEMPERATURE: Since April 1, the 2022 growing season has been marginally cooler than normal. Conditions continue to be dry across Alberta and western Saskatchewan while rainfall amounts have been well above normal for eastern Saskatchewan and...
Weekly Wind Trajectory Report for May 16 ( Week 2 )
Access background information on how and why wind trajectories are monitored. Reverse and forward trajectories are available in this report. 1. REVERSE TRAJECTORIES (RT)Since May 1, 2022, the majority of reverse trajectories crossing the...
New Prairie Wireworm Field Guide ( Week 2 )
Wireworms are the larvae of click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae). They are serious pests of many field crops across Canada, particularly cereals, pulses, root crops. Wireworms live for multiple years in the soil, eating crops from below – their...
Weekly Update ( Week 1 )
Week 1 for the 2022 growing season and welcome back! Seeders AND the many field crop entomologists across the Canadian prairies are out and raring to go for another growing season! This week.... Please take a moment to review the historical...
Weather synopsis ( Week 1 )
TEMPERATURE: Since April 1, the 2022 growing season has been cooler and wetter than normal. This past week (May 2-8, 2022), the average temperature across the prairies was 1.1 °C cooler than normal (Fig. 1). The average 30-day temperature (April...
Insect of the WeekSEE ALL
SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA: TINY FLIES POSE A GROWING THREAT TO FRUIT CROPS ON THE PRAIRIES
Insect of the Week (August 23, 2021)
MIGRATORY GRASSHOPPER: THESE OPPORTUNISTIC EATERS CAN CAUSE CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE
Insect of the Week (August 3, 2021)
WHEAT STEM SAWFLY: DRY WEATHER COULD LEAD TO POPULATIONS ON THE RISE
Insect of the Week (July 26, 2021)
World Bee Day webinar – May 20, 2021
World Bee Day is May 20, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)’s Fredericton Research and Development Centre is hosting an opportunity to get the buzz on bees! To celebrate the bees, we’re inviting the public to a live talk and Q&A with AAFC Research Scientist Dr. Jessica Vickruck and Farm Operations Supervisor Rachelle Smith. Whether […]
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.