Weekly Update 2023
2023 Week 4 (Released June 1, 2023) ( Week 4 )
Happy new month! Week 4 kicks off June 2023. May was characterized by wonky weather - unseasonably warm days and very little rain. As a result, some prairie insect pests are developing faster than normal. Grasshoppers thrive in warm,...
Weather Synopsis ( Week 4 )
***Special thanks to Mark Berry, AAFC-Geomatics, for providing up-to-date weather information for the prairies that is summarized here and used to predict insect development*** This past week (May 22-28, 2023), average prairie temperatures...
Wind trajectory summary ( Week 4 )
‘Reverse trajectories’ refer to air currents that are tracked back in time from specified Canadian locations over a five-day period prior to their arrival date. Of particular interest are those trajectories that, prior to their arrival in...
Predicted grasshopper development ( Week 4 )
Over the past 5-7 days we have conducted a roadside survey for grasshoppers in west-central Saskatchewan. Numbers and development were higher than normal. First and second instar nymphs were found at all locations and many sites had low numbers of...
Predicted diamondback moth development ( Week 4 )
Diamondback moths (Plutella xylostella) are a migratory invasive species to western Canada. Each spring adult populations migrate northward to the Canadian prairies on wind currents from infested regions in the southern or western U.S.A. Upon...
Insect Risk Maps
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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.