Weekly Update 2023
2023 Week 16 (Released August 25, 2023) ( Week 16 )
Harvest is now well underway and the risk of insect damage to crops is declining as crops mature and are being harvested. This will be the last Weekly Update of 2023. The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network sincerely thanks everyone who has contributed...
Weather Synopsis ( Week 16 )
This past week (August 14-20, 2023) the southern prairies experienced warmer temperatures and minimal rain. In contrast, cooler, wetter conditions continued to persist across most of the Parkland region. The seven day average daily temperature...
Predicted Grasshopper Development ( Week 16 )
As a result of warmer than normal temperatures, grasshopper development continues to be well ahead of normal in 2023. This year, adults have occurred much earlier than normal (middle of June in some locations!) and simulations also indicate that...
Predicted Diamondback Moth Development ( Week 16 )
After arriving in western Canada in the spring, migrant diamondback moths begin to reproduce. In western Canada, there are usually up to four non-migrant generations of diamondback moth produced in ‘local populations’ during the growing...
Provincial Insect Updates ( Week 16 )
Visit the Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network and Crop Insects pages for information about insects and monitoring in Alberta, including links for live maps from the 2023 monitoring season for diamondback moth, bertha...
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North Peace Applied Research Association Tours – July 27, 2023
Find Dr. Boyd Mori (University of Alberta) talking about insects, including flea beetles, on the North Peace Applied Research Association (NPARA) July Tour this summer. For information, visit https://npara.ca/events/july-tour/
SK Crop Diagnostic School – July 25 and 26, 2023
Drs. James Tansey (SK Ministry of Agriculture), Meghan Vankosky (AAFC) and Tyler Wist (AAFC) are scheduled to discuss insect pests and beneficial insects at CDS in Indian Head in summer 2023. For information and to register, visit https://prairiecca.ca/events/
Ag in Motion – July 18-20, 2023
Watch for Drs. Meghan Vankosky and Tyler Wist and their entomology displays at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada booth at Ag in Motion this summer, near Langham Saskatchewan (https://aginmotion.ca/).