Weekly Update 2021
Weekly Update ( Week 1 )
Seeders are rolling across the prairies this week and we're back for 2021 with Week 1! In addition to the Weekly Update, be sure to catch the Insect of the Week and Wind Trajectory Report. Now, more than ever, we wish everyone a safe and...
Weather synopsis ( Week 1 )
Since April 1, the 2021 growing season has been cooler and dryer than normal. This past week (April 26-May 2, 2021), the average temperature across the prairies was approximately 0.5 °C cooler than normal. Similarly, the average 30-day temperature...
Predicted grasshopper development ( Week 1 )
Grasshopper Simulation Model Output – The grasshopper simulation model will be used to monitor grasshopper development across the prairies. Weekly temperature data collected across the prairies is incorporated into the simulation model which...
Cereal leaf beetle development ( Week 1 )
The cereal leaf beetle (CLB) model output suggests that overwintered adults are active and that oviposition is underway across the prairies. The graphs provide a comparison of development for Lethbridge (Fig. 1) and Saskatoon (Fig. 2). Figure 1....
Alfalfa weevil predicted development ( Week 1 )
Models predicting the development of Alfalfa weevil (AAW) across the prairies are updated weekly to help growers time their in-field scouting for second-instar larvae. Model simulations for alfalfa weevil (AAW) indicate that oviposition...
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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/