Monitoring Protocols

Here you can find more information about economic pests on the Canadian prairies.  Note that some protocols are tailored to in-field monitoring whereas others are research protocols.  All protocols include biological information, suggested monitoring methods for the pest, descriptions of the damage it causes and, whenever possible, economic or nominal thresholds to enable informed pest management decisions.

Insect Forecasting Protocols

Bertha Armyworm (Mamestra configurata)
Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella)
Grasshoppers (Melanoplus sanguinipes, M. bivittatus, M. packardii, Camnula pelucida)
Wheat Midge (Sitodiplosis mosellana)

Insect Distribution and Abundance Protocols

Alfalfa Weevil (Hypera postica)
Cabbage Seedpod Weevil (Ceutorhynus obstrictus)
Cereal Leaf Beetle (Oulema melanopus)
Lygus Bug (multiple Lygus species)
Pea Leaf Weevil (Sitona lineatus)
Swede Midge (Continarinia nasturtii)
Wheat Stem Sawfly (Cephus cinctus)

Collaborative Research

European corn borer (Crambidae: Ostrinia nubilalis)
Cutworm (various Noctuidae species)
Flea beetle (various Chrysomelidae species)
Leafhopper (mainly Aster leafhopper)