Weekly Update 2020
Oat Pests / Feature Entomologist: Héctor Cárcamo ( Week 15 )
This week’s Insect of the Week feature crop is oat, a plant grown across the Prairies for both food production and livestock feed. Our feature entomologist this week is Héctor Cárcamo. Oat - AAFC A versatile food and feed crop, almost...
Weather synopsis ( Week 14 )
An abbreviated synopsis of the past week is provided below. Recent warm weather across the Canadian prairies helped crop development this past week The growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 5 ºC, April 1-July 27, 2020) is below (Fig. 1) while the...
Wheat midge ( Week 14 )
Click to link to last week's information posted for Wk 13 (released 23Jul2020) to review the predictive model outputs for this insect pest. Monitoring: When monitoring wheat fields, pay attention to the synchrony between flying midge and...
Bertha armyworm ( Week 14 )
Click to link to last week's information posted for Wk 13 (released 23Jul2020) to review the predictive model outputs for this insect pest. As larvae now begin to develop and feed in fields, emphasis is now placed on in-field scouting in areas...
Diamondback moth ( Week 14 )
Diamondback moth (Plutellidae: Plutella xylostella) - Once the diamondback moth is present in the area, it is important to monitor individual canola fields for larvae. Warm growing conditions can quickly translate into...
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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/