Weekly Update 2020
RYE PESTS / FEATURE ENTOMOLOGIST: HALEY CATTON ( Week 16 )
This week’s Insect of the Week feature crop is is rye, a cold and drought resistant grain with various uses, including bread and cereal production, and brewing and malting. Our feature entomologist this week is Haley Catton. Rye -...
Weather synopsis ( Week 15 )
This past week (July 28 to August 3, 2020) prairie temperatures were warmest in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan and coolest in southern Manitoba and the Peace River region of Alberta and British Columbia (Fig. 1). Temperatures in...
Predicted bertha armyworm development ( Week 15 )
Model simulations for August 3, 2020, indicate that BAW development varies across the prairies. Figures 1 and 2 demonstrate that BAW populations near Winnipeg (Fig. 1) are more advanced than populations near Grande Prairie (Fig. 2). Populations...
Predicted diamondback moth development ( Week 15 )
Based on Harcourt (1954) the DBM model was run with a biofix of May 15, 2020. Model runs (as of August 3, 2020) were conducted with weather data for 2020 (Fig. 1) and climate normals (long term average temperatures). The first map illustrates that...
Predicted grasshopper development ( Week 15 )
As of August 3, 2020, the grasshopper model estimates that prairie grasshopper populations are primarily adults (Fig. 1). Based on model simulations, development has been slowest across central and northern regions of Alberta (Fig. 1). The second...
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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/