Provincial insect pest report links

Prairie-wide provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season. Follow the hyperlinks to readily access their information as the growing season progresses:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2024 are available. Access the online June 20, 2024 report (or PDF copy). Bookmark the insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more! Highlights pulled from the latest report include:
Flea beetles in MB – Dr. J. Gavloski reported that, “flea beetles continue to be of concern” with “foliar insecticide applications in all agricultural regions to some degree”.
Cutworms in MB – “Cutworms continue to be found, however, they are becoming less of an issue in some regions as we get into late-June”.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring in MB – Reports “increased levels of moths in (pheromone) traps in the Central, Eastern and Interlake regions during the weeks of June 2-8 and June 9-15. Moths were present “in 75 out of 92 traps” and that, “trap counts have generally been low so far in the Northwest and Southwest regions” but “some moderate counts have occurred in the Eastern, Central, and Interlake regions”. The highest cumulative trap count so far is 210 from a trap near Stead in the Eastern region.”
True armyworm in MB – “An increase in moths in the true armyworm (pheromone) traps in recent weeks, particularly in the Eastern, Interlake and Central regions. “The highest cumulative count is 411, from a trap near Dencross in the Eastern region” and “there are areas in the Central, Eastern, and Interlake regions where cereals and forage grasses would be good to prioritize” for armyworm larvae.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is back for the 2024 growing season! Access the online Issue #3 report. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Highlights pulled from the latest report include:
Insect pests to watch in SK – “Some areas are seeing crop damage from insects including flea beetles, cutworms and grasshoppers”. The summary also advises that, “some insecticides are being sprayed in different areas of the province for these pests. Scout your fields regularly for potential insect damage and make insecticide decisions based on economic thresholds outlined in the 2024 Guide to Crop Protection or by calling the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377”.
Grasshopper nymphs in SK – “Grasshopper activity is high in areas around Swift Current, Aberdeen, Rosetown, Outlook, and Strasbourg.”
Lambda-cyhalothrin products – An important reminder that, “When evaluating insecticide options for fields, keep in mind lambda-cyhalothrin products have application restrictions. Lambda-cyhalothrin products cannot be applied to any crops used for animal feed in any way or that are grazed by livestock. Learn more about lambda-cyhalothrin restrictions in this issue.
Diamondback moth in SK Preliminary cumulative count data from pheromone traps across the province can now be reviewed online.
• Also access the Crops Blog Posts that announced registration for the Crop Diagnostic School 2024 but also posts help for scouting fields for wireworms (May 2024), grasshopper identification: pest or not (Apr 2024), a summary of wheat midge populations and management (Mar 2024), and a description of pea leaf weevil populations (Feb 2024).

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information, e.g., scout for grasshoppers and other insect pests (June 17, 2024); how to manage stem feeding from flea beetles, keep canola bins malathion-free, scout for grasshoppers and other pests (June 10, 2024); scout for insect pests (June 3, 2024), scout for grasshoppers (May 27, 2024), flea beetle control (May 6, 2024); cereal insect pests, latest on insects in canola, and post-emergence wireworm scouting (May 13, 2024).
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, cumulative trap counts from 90 trap locations are all reporting “low risk” category as of June 20, 2024).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, cumulative trap counts have been recorded from 32 reporting sites and 28 remain in the “no risk” category as of June 20, 2024). Four trap locations have caught > 25 adult diamondback moths; sites fall within the County of Grande Prairie (as of June 8, 2024), County of Warner (as of June 15, 2024), Vulcan County (as of June 15, 2024), and County of Barrhead (as of June 15, 2024).
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, 10 surveyed sites have reported from across the province, nine falling within southern Alberta and one report from the County of Grande Prairie.

Provincial insect pest report links

Prairie-wide provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season. Follow the hyperlinks to readily access their information as the growing season progresses:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2024 have started! Access the online June 13, 2024 report (or PDF copy). Bookmark the insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more! Highlights pulled from the latest report include:
Flea beetles in MB – Dr. J. Gavloski reported that, “flea beetels have been a concern in some fields resulting in some foliar insecticide applications and reseeding. Spraying for flea beetles this week was reported from the Northwest, Central and Eastern regions. In the Northwest region there are reports of some canola fields having been sprayed twice for flea beetles, and one field having been sprayed three times for flea beetles. Some reseeding of canola was reported from the Northwest region, and a couple of fields near Portage la Prairie in the Central region were reseeded because of flea beetle damage.”
Cutworms in MB – “Cutworms have been causing damage in several crops. Insecticide applications for cutworms over the past week have occurred in canola, sunflowers, peas, and flax, with most of these reports coming from the Southwest or Central regions. Some canola and a small area of corn in the Southwest region were reseeded because of cutworms.”
• “Wireworm damage to corn was noted in a field in the Central region.”
• “Seedcorn maggots have been reported in sunflowers, but no serious damage.”
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring in MB – Reports that diamondback moth were present “in 73 out of 89 traps” and that, “trap counts have generally been low so far in the Northwest and Southwest regions” but “some moderate counts have occurred in the Eastern, Interlake and Central regions. The highest cumulative trap count so far is 187 from a trap near Riverton in the Interlake region.”
True armyworm in MB – “Counts have been low so far in the western regions of Manitoba, with some moderate counts in the Central region” while “some higher counts occurred in some traps in the Eastern and Interlake regions”. “The highest cumulative count is 360, from a trap near Dencross in the Eastern region. There are some areas in the Central, Eastern and Interlake regions where

Dr. John Gavloski (Manitoba Agriculture) reported that, “”Some moderate to high counts have occurred from traps in the Eastern and Interlake regions of Manitoba. The highest cumulative count is 222, from a trap near Dencross in the Eastern region” and “(it) would be good to prioritize looking for armyworm larvae while scouting cereals and forage grasses” in “some areas of the Central, Eastern and Interlake regions”.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is back for the 2024 growing season! Access the online Issue #2 report. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
As crops emerge in SK – “Be on the lookout for early season pests such as cutworms, wireworms, flea beetles, and root rots”.
Grasshopper hatch in SK – Stay “aware of early season grasshopper damage” as “there are reports of nymphs damaging seedlings” in crops. Access the report to link to information on nymph damage and economic thresholds. The report includes articles on “How to Scout for Grasshoppers” plus “Grasshopper’s Natural Enemies
Diamondback moth in SK Preliminary cumulative count data from pheromone traps across the province can now be reviewed online.
• Also access the Crops Blog Posts that announced registration for the Crop Diagnostic School 2024 but also posts help for scouting fields for wireworms (May 2024), grasshopper identification: pest or not (Apr 2024), a summary of wheat midge populations and management (Mar 2024), and a description of pea leaf weevil populations (Feb 2024).

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information, e.g., how to manage stem feeding from flea beetles, keep canola bins malathion-free, scout for grasshoppers and other pests (June 10, 2024); scout for insect pests (June 3, 2024), scout for grasshoppers (May 27, 2024), flea beetle control (May 6, 2024); cereal insect pests, latest on insects in canola, and post-emergence wireworm scouting (May 13, 2024).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, cumulative trap counts have been recorded from 31 reporting sites and 28 remain in the “no risk” category as of June 13, 2024). Three sites report “elevated risk” (as of June 13, 2024); they occur within the County of Grande Prairie, County of Warner, and Vulcan County.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, 10 surveyed sites have reported from across the province, nine falling within southern Alberta and one report from the County of Grande Prairie.

Crop report links

Access the latest provincial crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the June 11, 2024 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the June 4-10, 2024 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation (or access a PDF copy of the June 4, 2024 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 10, 2024 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the June 11, 2024 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Prairie-wide provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season. Follow the hyperlinks to readily access their information as the growing season progresses:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2024 have started! Access the online May 30, 2024 report (or review a PDF copy) AND the more recent online June 6, 2024 report (or PDF copy). Bookmark the insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more! Highlights pulled from the June 6 report include:
Flea beetles in MB – Manitoba Agriculture reported, “some foliar insecticide applications reported from the Northwest and Eastern regions”.
Cutworms in MB – Dr. John Gavloski (Manitoba Agriculture) reported, “sporadic cutworm problems are occurring” and that “reports of a canola field in the Northwest being sprayed for cutworms, and a canola field in the Southwest was reseeded because of cutworms while a sunflower field in the Central region was sprayed for cutworms.”
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring in MB – Reports that, “Diamondback moth have been found in 67 out of 84 traps that counts” and that, “trap counts have generally been low so far in the Northwest and Southwest regions. Some moderate counts have occurred in the Eastern, Interlake and Central regions. The highest cumulative trap count so far is 111 from a trap near Rosenfeld in the Central region.”
True armyworm in MB – Dr. John Gavloski (Manitoba Agriculture) reported that, “Some moderate to high counts have occurred from traps in the Eastern and Interlake regions of Manitoba. The highest cumulative count is 222, from a trap near Dencross in the Eastern region.” Followed with the suggestion that it “would be good to prioritize looking for armyworm larvae while scouting cereals and forage grasses” in “some areas of the Eastern and Interlake regions”.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is back for the 2024 growing season! Access the online Issue #2 report. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
As crops emerge in SK – “Be on the lookout for early season pests such as cutworms, wireworms, flea beetles, and root rots”.
Grasshopper hatch in SK – Stay “aware of early season grasshopper damage” as “there are reports of nymphs damaging seedlings” in crops. Access the report to link to information on nymph damage and economic thresholds. The report includes articles on “How to Scout for Grasshoppers” plus “Grasshopper’s Natural Enemies
Diamondback moth in SK – Preliminary cumulative count data from pheromone traps across the province can now be reviewed online.
• Also access the Crops Blog Posts that announced registration for the Crop Diagnostic School 2024 but also posts help for scouting fields for wireworms (May 2024), grasshopper identification: pest or not (Apr 2024), a summary of wheat midge populations and management (Mar 2024), and a description of pea leaf weevil populations (Feb 2024).

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information, e.g., scout for insect pests (June 3, 2024), scout for grasshoppers (May 27, 2024), flea beetle control (May 6, 2024); cereal insect pests, latest on insects in canola, and post-emergence wireworm scouting (May 13, 2024).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, cumulative trap counts from the 29 reporting sites reflect low or “no risk” while two sites in the Peace River region reflect “elevated risk” (as of June 6, 2024).
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, 8 surveyed sites have reported from across the province and all are in southern Alberta.

Crop report links

Access the latest provincial crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 28, 2024 report or the June 4, 2024 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 28-June 3, 2024 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation (or access a PDF copy of the May 28, 2024 abbreviated report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 3, 2024 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the June 4, 2024 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Prairie-wide provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season. Follow the hyperlinks to readily access their information as the growing season progresses:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2024 have started! Access the online May 23, 2024 report (or review a PDF copy). Bookmark the insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring in MB – Dr. John Gavloski (Manitoba Agriculture) reported that, “Diamondback moth have been found in 55 out of 68 traps that counts were reported from. Trap counts have generally been low so far, however, some moderate counts have occurred in the Eastern, Interlake and Central regions. The highest cumulative trap count so far is 69 from a trap near Riverton in the Interlake region.”
True armyworm in MB – Dr. John Gavloski (Manitoba Agriculture) reported that, “A network of pheromone-baited traps are being monitored at 34 locations from early-May until late-July to determine how early and in what levels populations of armyworms have arrive. Some moderate counts have occurred from traps in the Eastern and Interlake regions of Manitoba. The highest cumulative count is 76, from a trap near Riverton in the Interlake region.”
Beneficial insect monitoring in MB – “Weekly monitoring of the levels and stages of five groups of
predaceous insects; lady beetles, green lacewings, hover flies, minute pirate bugs and damsel bugs”, will be undertaken using sweep-net sampling.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is back for the 2024 growing season! Access the online Issue #1 report. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
Grasshopper hatch in SK – Updates that, ” eggs are being found by agrologists”, “recent rains are unlikely to have a major impact on grasshopper populations”, “nymphs have been found near Outlook, Kindersley, and Regina”, and emphasizes the importance of “producers start(ing) to scout for eggs or nymphs”.
Flea beetle monitoring in SK – Updates that, “fields in northern Saskatchewan have heavy flea beetle feeding on volunteer canola” and recommends, “producers across the province should frequently scout canola and mustard” following seedling emergence.
• Also access the Crops Blog Posts that announced registration for the Crop Diagnostic School 2024 but also posts help for scouting fields for wireworms (May 2024), grasshopper identification: pest or not (Apr 2024), a summary of wheat midge populations and management (Mar 2024), and a description of pea leaf weevil populations (Feb 2024).

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information, e.g., scout for grasshoppers (May 27, 2024), flea beetle control (May 6, 2024); cereal insect pests, latest on insects in canola, and post-emergence wireworm scouting (May 13, 2024).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, cumulative trap counts from the 27 reporting sites reflect low or “no risk” while two sites in the Peace River region reflect “elevated risk” (as of May 30, 2024).
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, 7 surveyed sites have reported from across the province and all are in southern Alberta.

Crop report links

Access the latest provincial crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 21, 2024 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 21-27, 2024 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation (or access a PDF copy of the May 14, 2024 abbreviated report and May 21, 2024 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the May 28, 2024 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the May 29, 2024 edition).

Crop production guide links

Reminder – Crop Production Guides are posted to websites for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba for 2024!

Every year, these guides are updated with product information and so much more! Hard copies can be purchased via the above websites but also look for the download button to access FREE downloadable PDF copies!

A few other helpful tools to keep at your finger tips:

The Canadian Grain Commission has information to help you manage stored grain.  Read tips to prepare your bins to prevent insect infestations.  If there are insects in your grain, use their online diagnostic tools to help identify the problem species.  If pest species are confirmed, there are control options – read more to make the right choice for your grain storage system and your specific grain.

Provincial insect pest report links

Prairie-wide provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season. Follow the hyperlinks to readily access their information as the growing season progresses:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2024 have started! Access the online May 23, 2024 report (or review a PDF copy). Bookmark the insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring in MB – Dr. John Gavloski (Manitoba Agriculture) reported that, “Diamondback moth have been found in 55 out of 68 traps that counts were reported from. Trap counts have generally been low so far, however, some moderate counts have occurred in the Eastern, Interlake and Central regions. The highest cumulative trap count so far is 69 from a trap near Riverton in the Interlake region.”
True armyworm in MB – Dr. John Gavloski (Manitoba Agriculture) reported that, “A network of pheromone-baited traps are being monitored at 34 locations from early-May until late-July to determine how early and in what levels populations of armyworms have arrive. Some moderate counts have occurred from traps in the Eastern and Interlake regions of Manitoba. The highest cumulative count is 76, from a trap near Riverton in the Interlake region.”
Beneficial insect monitoring in MB – “Weekly monitoring of the levels and stages of five groups of
predaceous insects; lady beetles, green lacewings, hover flies, minute pirate bugs and damsel bugs”, will be undertaken using sweep-net sampling.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is back for the 2024 growing season! Access the online Issue #1 report. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
Grasshopper hatch in SK – Updates that, ” eggs are being found by agrologists”, that “recent rains are unlikely to have a major impact on grasshopper populations”, that “nymphs have been found near OUtlook, Kindersley, and Regina”, and emphasizes the importance of “producers start(ing) to scout for eggs or nymphs”.
Flea beetle monitoring in SK – Updates that, “fields in northern Saskatchewan have heavy flea beetle feeding on volunteer canola” and recommends, “producers across the province should frequently scout canola and mustard” following seedling emergence.
• Also access the Crops Blog Posts that announced registration for the Crop Diagnostic School 2024 but also posts help for scouting fields for wireworms (May 2024), grasshopper identification: pest or not (Apr 2024), a summary of wheat midge populations and management (Mar 2024), and a description of pea leaf weevil populations (Feb 2024).

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information, e.g., flea beetle control (May 6, 2024); cereal insect pests, latest on insects in canola, and post-emergence wireworm scouting (May 13, 2024).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, cumulative trap counts from the 29 reporting sites reflect low or “no risk” (as of May 23, 2024).
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, 7 surveyed sites have reported from across the province and all are in southern Alberta.

Crop report links

Access the latest provincial crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 21, 2024 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 14-20, 2024 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation (or access a PDF copy of the May 7, 2024 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the May 20, 2024 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the May 21, 2024 edition).

Crop production guide links

Crop Production Guides are posted to websites for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba for 2024!

Every year, these guides are updated with product information and so much more! Hard copies can be purchased via the above websites but also look for the download button to access FREE downloadable PDF copies!

A few other helpful tools to keep at your finger tips:

The Canadian Grain Commission has information to help you manage stored grain.  Read tips to prepare your bins to prevent insect infestations.  If there are insects in your grain, use their online diagnostic tools to help identify the problem species.  If pest species are confirmed, there are control options – read more to make the right choice for your grain storage system and your specific grain.

Provincial insect pest report links

Prairie-wide provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season. Follow the hyperlinks to readily access their information as the growing season progresses:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2024 will start soon! Bookmark the Crop Pest Update Index to prepare for the season and also bookmark the insect pest homepage to access fact sheets

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2024 will start soon! Bookmark the Crop Pest Update Index to prepare for the season and also bookmark the insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring for MB – Dr. John Gavloski (Manitoba Agriculture) reported that cumulative diamondback moth trap catches ranged from 0-23 for the majority of traps but that two sites reported >25 total moths. One site in the Eastern region has intercepted 33 moths and one trap in the North Interlake region has intercepted 61 moths.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is coming soon. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Access and review the Crops Blog Posts with help for scouting fields for wireworms (May 2024), grasshopper identification: pest or not (Apr 2024), a summary of wheat midge populations and management (Mar 2024), and a description of pea leaf weevil populations (Feb 2024).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring for SK – Dr. James Tansey and Carter Peru (Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture) shared results arising the weeks of May 1 and May 8, 2024; cumulative trap catches so far ranged from 0-16 with traps near Navscoy, Lumsden, and Coteau SK reporting the most so far.
Grasshopper hatch for SK – Week of May 13, 2024, first instar grasshopper nymphs were noted in initial field reports from southwestern Saskatchewan (near Outlook and Kindersley) and near Regina.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information, e.g., flea beetle control (May 6, 2024); cereal insect pests, latest on insects in canola, and post-emergence wireworm scouting (May 13, 2024).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, cumulative trap counts ranged from 0-10 moths with the highest interception rates arising from near Barrhead and Camrose AB.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Grasshopper hatch for AB – Week of May 13, 2024, first instar grasshopper nymphs were noted in initial field reports from southern Alberta (near Youngstown and Foremost).

Crop report links

Access the latest provincial crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 14, 2024 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 7-13, 2024 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation (or access a PDF copy of the May 7, 2024 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the May 13, 2024 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the May 14, 2024 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Prairie-wide provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season. Follow the hyperlinks to readily access their information as the growing season progresses:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2024 will start soon! Bookmark the Crop Pest Update Index to prepare for the season and also bookmark the insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is coming soon. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Access and review the Crops Blog Posts with help for grasshopper identification: pest or not (Apr 2024), a summary of wheat midge populations and management (Mar 2024), and a description of pea leaf weevil populations (Feb 2024).

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.

Crop report links

Access the latest provincial crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 7, 2024 report or the April 30, 2024 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the April 30-May 6, 2024 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation (no PDF copy available yet for 2024).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the May 6, 2024 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the May 7, 2024 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the August 24, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
• Aphids in soybeans and sunflower, Lygus bugs, grasshoppers, and crickets were described in the August 24 issue.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #6 (URL retrieved August 25, 2022) and find an update on Diamondback moth. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (or access a PDF copy of the August 23, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the August 16-22, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development (or access a PDF copy of the August 9, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the August 22, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the August 23, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly International Weather and Crop Highlights (access a PDF copy of the August 20, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the August 17, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
• Aphids in soybeans and small grains, Lygus bugs, grasshoppers, crickets, and diamondback moth were described in the August 17 issue.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #6 (URL retrieved August 18, 2022) and find an update on Diamondback moth. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (or access a PDF copy of the August 16, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the August 9-15, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development (or access a PDF copy of the August 9, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the August 15, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the August 16, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly International Weather and Crop Highlights (access a PDF copy of the August 13, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the July 27, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
• Pea aphids, aphids in small grains, grasshoppers and armyworm larvae in MB were emphasized in the July 27 issue.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – Review this summary (as of July 26, 2022) of cumulative weekly counts.
Armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – Review this summary (as of July 12, 2022) of counts compiled from Manitoba, Eastern Canada and several northeast states of the United States.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #5 (URL retrieved July 28, 2022) and find updates linking to information for Beneficial insects, and Managing grasshoppers. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Crops Blog Posts are updated through the growing season and note this link for July’s Crop Diagnostic School.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.
Cabbage seedpod weevil monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (or access a PDF copy of the July 26, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the July 19-25, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development (or access a PDF copy of the July 12, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the July 25, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the July 26, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the July 20, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Grasshoppers and pea aphids in MB were emphasized in the July 20 issue.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – Review this summary (as of July 20, 2022) of cumulative weekly counts.
Armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – Review this summary (as of July 12, 2022) of counts compiled from Manitoba, Eastern Canada and several northeast states of the United States.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #4 (July 14, 2022) here and find updates linking to information for Wheat stem sawfly. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Crops Blog Posts are updated through the growing season and note this link for July’s Crop Diagnostic School.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.
Cabbage seedpod weevil monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (or access a PDF copy of the July 19, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the July 5-11, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development (or access a PDF copy of the July 12, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the July 18, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the July 19, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the July 13, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Pea aphids in MB were emphasized in the July 13 issue.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – Review this summary (as of July 11, 2022) of cumulative weekly counts.
Armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – Review this summary (as of June 28, 2022) of counts compiled from Manitoba, Eastern Canada and several northeast states of the United States.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #4 (July 14, 2022) here and find updates linking to information for Wheat stem sawfly. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Crops Blog Posts are updated through the growing season and note this link for July’s Crop Diagnostic School.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.
Cabbage seedpod weevil monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (or access a PDF copy of the July 12, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the July 5-11, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development (or access a PDF copy of the June 27, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the July 11, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the July 12, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the July 6, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Pea aphids, barley thrips and blister beetles in MB were new additions to the July 6 issue.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Traps will come down at the end of this week. Review the detailed summary of cumulative trap counts from 52 sites deployed across the province (as of June 28, 2022).
Armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – Review this summary (as of June 28, 2022) of counts compiled from Manitoba, Eastern Canada and several northeast states of the United States.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #3 (June 2022) here and find updates linking to information for Grasshopers in pulse crops, and Diamondback moth. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Crops Blog Posts are updated through the growing season and note this link for July’s Crop Diagnostic School.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Access this link to review counts summarized regionally (as of June 15, 2022).

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.
Cabbage seedpod weevil monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available on this Live Map.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Reports are mapped on this Live Map. Use this online form to report cutworms in Alberta.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (or access a PDF copy of the July 5, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the June 28-July 4, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development (or access a PDF copy of the June 27, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the July 5, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the July 6, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the June 29, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Seedcorn maggot and wheat stem maggot in MB were new additions to the June 29 issue.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Traps will come down at the end of this week. Review the detailed summary of cumulative trap counts from 52 sites deployed across the province.
Armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – Review this summary (as of June 22, 2022) of counts compiled from Manitoba, Eastern Canada and several northeast states of the United States.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #3 (June 2022) here and find updates linking to information for Grasshopers in pulse crops, and Diamondback moth. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Crops Blog Posts are updated through the growing season and note this link for July’s Crop Diagnostic School.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Access this link to review counts summarized regionally.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Cabbage seedpod weevil monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Reports continue to come in so refer to the Live Map to review areas where cutworms are being found. Use this online form to report cutworms in Alberta.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (or access a PDF copy of the June 28, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the June 21-27, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development (or access a PDF copy of the June 21, 2022 report plus the June 27, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 27, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the June 28, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the June 22, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Grasshopper nymphs, lygus bugs, pea leaf weevils in MB were new additions to the June 22 issue.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – “So far, diamondback moth has been found in 33 traps.” Read the report on Page 5 of the June 22, 2022 issue OR review a more detailed summary of cumulative trap counts from 51 sites deployed across the province.
Armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – Review the current cumulative counts in the June 22, 2022 issue and find a link to review a map of counts compiled from Manitoba, Eastern Canada and several northeast states of the United States.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #2 (June 2022) here and find updates linking to Canola Watch’s 8-steps for making the flea beetle spray decision, details for early season grasshoppers plus descriptions of invasive fruit insect surveys and wireworms as a potential cause of poor emergence, Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Crops Blog Posts are updated through the growing season.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Access this link to review counts summarized regionally. So far, “diamondback moth is arriving in Saskatchewan, but numbers are currently low”.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, low numbers of bertha armyworm moths have been intercepted across the province.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, low numbers of diamondback moth have been intercepted across the province.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Reports continue to come in so refer to the Live Map to review areas where cutworms are being found. Use this online form to report cutworms in Alberta.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (or access a PDF copy of the June 21, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the June 14-20, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the June 14, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 21, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the June 22, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the June 15, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Flea beetles, cutworms and grasshopper nymphs in MB – Review the above June 15 issue to find greater details but the summary reads as, “Flea beetles levels are at quite high levels in many areas. Some growers have applied up to three insecticide applications for flea beetles, and there has been some reseeding. Some fields of small grains and sunflowers have been sprayed for cutworms. Hatch of the potential pest species of grasshoppers is occurring; some control has occurred in the Central region.”
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – “So far, diamondback moth has been found in 29 traps.” Read the report on Page 5 of the June 15, 2022 issue OR review a more detailed summary of cumulative trap counts from 48 sites deployed across the province.
Armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – “So far, counts have generally been quite low, with armyworm moths only being caught in 6 traps.” Read the report on Page 6of the June 15, 2022 issue.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #2 (June 2022) here and find updates linking to Canola Watch’s 8-steps for making the flea beetle spray decision, details for early season grasshoppers plus descriptions of invasive fruit insect surveys and wireworms as a potential cause of poor emergence, Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Crops Blog Posts are updated through the growing season.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Access this link to review counts summarized regionally. So far, “diamondback moth is arriving in Saskatchewan, but numbers are currently low”.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, low numbers of diamondback moth have been intercepted across the province.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Reports continue to come in so refer to the Live Map to review areas where cutworms are being found. So far, black army, pale western, and dingy cutworms have been reported. Use this online form to report cutworms in Alberta.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (or access a PDF copy of the June 14, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the June 7-13, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the June 7, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 13, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the June 14, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the June 8, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – “So far, diamondback moth has been found in 25 traps. Levels are generally very low, with the exception that some moderate counts have occurred in the Eastern and Central region, particularly over the past few weeks.” Read the report on Page 7 of the June 8, 2022 issue OR review a more detailed summary of cumulative trap counts from 38 sites deployed across the province.
Armyworm pheromone trap monitoring is underway in MB – “So far, counts have generally been quite low, with armyworm moths only being caught in 6 traps.” Read the report on Page 7-8 of the June 8, 2022 issue.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #1 for May 24-30, 2022 here. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Crops Blog Posts are updated through the growing season.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Access this link to review counts summarized regionally. So far, “diamondback moth is arriving in Saskatchewan, but numbers are currently low”.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, low numbers of diamondback moth have been intercepted across the province.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Reports are starting to come in so refer to the Live Map to review areas where cutworms are being found. So far, black army and pale western cutworms have been reported. Use this online form to report cutworms in Alberta.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (or access a PDF copy of the June 7, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 31-June 6, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the May 31, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 6, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the June 7, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the June 1, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – “So far, diamondback moth has been found in 24 traps. Levels are generally very low, with the exception that some moderate counts have occurred in the Eastern region, particularly over the past two weeks. The highest cumulative trap count so far is 50 from a trap near Hadashville in the Eastern region” Review page 4 of the above report for greater detail and regional counts.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News for 2022 is up and running! Access the online Issue #1 for May 24-30, 2022 here. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Crops Blog Posts are updated through the growing season.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Access this link to review counts summarized regionally. So far, “diamondback moth is arriving in Saskatchewan, but numbers are currently low”.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, low numbers of diamondback moth have been intercepted across the province.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. So far, no cutworms have been reported on the live map.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 31, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 24-30, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the May 24, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the May 31, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the June 1, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 are up and running! Access a PDF copy of the May 25, 2022 issue here. Bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports and also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – “So far, diamondback moth has only been found in 14 traps.” Review page 5 of the above report for greater detail.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is coming soon. Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Also access Crops Blog Posts encouraging flea beetle scouting to protect newly seeded stands of canola (May 2022) and an overview of insect populations in 2021 field crops and 2022 prospects (Apr 2022).

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 24, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 17-23, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the May 17, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the May 23, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the May 24, 2022 edition).

Early detection of invasive insect species

Could be coming to a field near you….. Many of Canada’s economically important species of insect pests originated as invasive species that managed to relocate and establish self-sustaining populations. Over time, they become increasingly widespread and so frequently abundant that they are part of the annual list of species we monitor and attempt to manage.

Examples of invasive species existing presently throughout large areas of the Canadian prairies include wheat midge, cereal leaf beetle, cabbage seedpod weevil, pea leaf weevil, swede midge – in fact, the list of invasive species is far longer! Consider the impact of invasive species AND recognize that a growing list of species will likely affect field crops in Canada. Globalization, adaptation, and the development of new cultivars suited to Canada’s growing regions, climate change, plus many other factors will contribute to the reality: we can expect more invasive species to continue to arrive.

Where can you play a role??? Early detection and accurate identification are key steps involved in mitigating the risks associated with new invasive species. Many levels of government are active in the ongoing battle against invasive species. Even so, initial detections often arise from keen in-field scouting by producers or agrologists so access these resources to help identify the “that’s weird” or “I haven’t seen that before”. And be sure to thank the many entomologists – regional, provincial, federal, and some amazing amateurs PLUS the folks at Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) who ALL work to stand on guard for thee!

Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) main Plant Health section can be accessed here.

• More specifically, CFIA’s Plant Pests and Invasive Species information is accessible here.

• Did you know…. CFIA’s top field crop invasive species include anything falling under the List of Pests Regulated by Canada which is accessible here. Caveats are that (i) some species may be on the list (e.g., codling moth) that are not necessarily a high priority but remain to maintain regulatory policy or (ii) list may include species yet to be removed.

• Anyone can access diagnostic information for invasive species at CFIA’s Plant Pest Surveillance section accessible here.

HERE’S WHERE YOU CAN HELP – Experienced producers and agrologists make important discoveries every day! Keep Canadian agriculture strong and support the detection of invasive species when encountering unusual damage symptoms or unknown insect species. How and what to report plus 3 different pathways to submit your sightings are all described here.

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 coming soon. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News coming soon. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Also access Crop Blog Posts recently encouraging flea beetle scouting to protect newly seeded stands of canola.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Cutworm live monitoring map for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 17, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 10-16, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the May 10, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the May 16, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the May 17, 2022 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2022 will be available soon. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News normally includes 7 issues released through the growing season. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, insect trap set-up videos, and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information. Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 10, 2022 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 3-9, 2022 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the May 3, 2022 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the May 9, 2022 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the May 10, 2022 edition).

Early detection of invasive insect species

Many of Canada’s economically important species of insect pests originated as invasive species that managed to relocate and establish self-sustaining populations. Over time, they became increasingly widespread and so frequently abundant that they became part of the annual list of species we monitor and attempt to manage.

Examples of invasive species that now exist as part of our field crop landscape include wheat midge, cereal leaf beetle, cabbage seedpod weevil, pea leaf weevil, swede midge – in fact, the list of invasive species is far longer! It’s important to consider the impact of invasive species AND recognize that a growing list of species will likely affect field crops in Canada. Globalization, adaptation, and the development of new cultivars suited to Canada’s growing regions, climate change, plus many other factors will contribute to the reality: we can expect more invasive species to continue to arrive.

Where can you play a role??? Early detection and accurate identification are key steps involved in mitigating the risks associated with new invasive species. Many levels of government are active in the ongoing battle against invasive species. Even so, initial detections often arise from keen in-field scouting by producers or agrologists so access these resources to help identify the “that’s weird” or “I haven’t seen that before”. And be sure to thank the many entomologists – regional, provincial, federal, and some amazing amateurs PLUS the folks at Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) who ALL work to stand on guard for thee!

Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) main Plant Health section can be accessed here.

• More specifically, CFIA’s Plant Pests and Invasive Species information is accessible here.

• Did you know…. CFIA’s top field crop invasive species include anything falling under the List of Pests Regulated by Canada which is accessible here. Caveats are that (i) some species may be on the list (e.g., codling moth) that are not necessarily a high priority but remain to maintain regulatory policy or (ii) list may include species yet to be removed.

• Anyone can access diagnostic information for invasive species at CFIA’s Plant Pest Surveillance section accessible here.

HERE’S WHERE YOU CAN HELP – Experienced producers and agrologists make important discoveries every day! Keep Canadian agriculture strong and support the detection of invasive species using this important information and the three options when encountering unusual damage symptoms or unknown insect species:

Important details to be ready to report: Be ready to include details to make a “report” – Sightings need to be validated so providing as much detail as possible will help the expert confirm identifications and relocate the site, if the issue demands urgent attention.
◦ Date of observation
◦ Nearest town and province
◦ Latitude x longitude values
◦ Host plant(s)
◦ Good photo(s) – lateral, dorsal, damage symptoms, host plant, etc., with some sort of size reference is ideal
◦ Chronological photos (i.e., that tell the story of detection and how and when symptoms or specimen came to your attention)
◦ A specimen may be needed by your provincial entomologist or CFIA

Option 1: Contact your provincial entomologist to confirm identifications and details – they are able to help and historically have acted to triage reports then direct relevant information to CFIA counterparts:
◦ Manitoba (John.Gavloski@gov.mb.ca )
◦ Saskatchewan (james.tansey@gov.sk.ca)
◦ Alberta (shelley.barkley@gov.ab.ca)

Option 2: Alternatively, reports can be sent directly using one of the following paths:
◦ Using CFIA’s Report A Pest website form
◦ Contact a local CFIA office
◦ Or contact CFIA’S general surveillance account email at cfia.surveillance-surveillance.acia@canada.ca
◦ Or contact CFIA’s Survey Biologist for the Western Area (david.holden@canada.ca)

Option 3: Another alternative is to consider documenting your query using iNaturalist.ca (read more here). The basic steps involved are:
◦ Create an account at iNaturalist.ca (https://inaturalist.ca/signup)
◦ Watch your Inbox for a basic how-to guide.
◦ Upload photos or videos (e.g., bird calls) to create an “Observation”
◦ iNaturalist subscribers considered to be experts will help identify your observation.

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available – access the August 11, 2021 report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
The late-season grasshopper survey is underway in Manitoba – Anyone interested can access the survey protocol posted here.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is available. Access Issue #5 online which includes information describing supporting pollinators in an agriculture habitat. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
PLEASE participate in the fall wheat midge soil core survey by registering fields at the pest survey sign-up webpage! – Producers need to sign up to allow access to their land to help build the 2022 forecast map!
PLEASE volunteer to monitor bertha armyworm in 2022 by emailing pestsurveys@gov.sk.ca – Please state that you would “like to participate in the BAW survey”.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am (through the growing season).
Consider getting involved with annual insect surveying by signing up to allow access to your land– Producers who participate help build population maps of pest insects. Email shelley.barkley@gov.ab.ca to sign up for 2022!

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the August 17, 2021 report; retrieved 19Aug2021).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the August 10-16, 2021 report; retrieved 19Aug2021).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the August 10, 2021 report; retrieved 19Aug2021).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the August 16, 2021 edition; retrieved 19Aug2021).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the August 17, 2021 edition; retrieved 19Aug2021).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available – access the August 11, 2021 report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is available. Access Issue #5 online which includes information describing supporting pollinators in an agriculture habitat. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the August 10, 2021 report; retrieved 12Aug2021).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the August 3-9, 2021 report; retrieved 12Aug2021).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the July 27, 2021 report; retrieved 12Aug2021).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the August 9, 2021 edition; retrieved 12Aug2021).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the August 10, 2021 edition; retrieved 12Aug2021).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available – access the August 4, 2021 report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data is available here. Cumulative counts are categorized as “low risk” so far (i.e., 0-300 moths).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Trapping has drawn to a close for 2021. Access the summary here. Only 65 traps intercepted moths and the highest cumulative count was 171 moths near Selkirk. Access the summary (as of June 30, 2021). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is available. Access Issue #4 online which includes a crop protection lab update, and describes thrips in cereals. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data is available here.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Monitoring has drawn to a close for 2021. Review the final DBM counts. Extremely low numbers have been intercepted. Province-wide, <65 moths have been intercepted (2021Jun28 Carter, pers. comm.). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Cabbage seedpod weevil sweep-net monitoring update for AB – In-field counts can be entered here to populate the Live Map. Some sites in southern Alberta are reporting densities at or above the economic threshold in canola (22Jul2021).
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data have begun so refer to the Live Map. Cumulative counts throughout the province report “low risk” numbers of moths so far (22Jul2021).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Trapping has drawn to a close for 2021. Refer to the Live Map which reports extremely low numbers of moths intercepted so far (<50 province-wide as of 01Jul2021). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.
Cutworm reporting tool – Refer to the Live Map which now reports seven sites with cutworms (as of 01Jul2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the August 3 2021 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the July 20-26, 2021 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the July 27, 2021 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the August 2, 2021 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the August 3, 2021 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available – access the July 28, 2021 report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available here. Cumulative counts are categorized as “low risk” so far (i.e., 0-300 moths).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Trapping has drawn to a close for 2021. Access the summary here. Only 65 traps intercepted moths and the highest cumulative count was 171 moths near Selkirk. Access the summary (as of June 30, 2021). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News is available. Access Issue #4 online which includes a crop protection lab update, and describes thrips in cereals. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data is available here.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Monitoring has drawn to a close for 2021. Review the final DBM counts. Extremely low numbers have been intercepted. Province-wide, <65 moths have been intercepted (2021Jun28 Carter, pers. comm.). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Cabbage seedpod weevil sweep-net monitoring update for AB – In-field counts can be entered here to populate the Live Map. Some sites in southern Alberta are reporting densities at or above the economic threshold in canola (22Jul2021).
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data have begun so refer to the Live Map. Cumulative counts throughout the province report “low risk” numbers of moths so far (22Jul2021).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Trapping has drawn to a close for 2021. Refer to the Live Map which reports extremely low numbers of moths intercepted so far (<50 province-wide as of 01Jul2021). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.
Cutworm reporting tool – Refer to the Live Map which now reports seven sites with cutworms (as of 01Jul2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the July 27 2021 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the July 20-26, 2021 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the July 13, 2021 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the July 26, 2021 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the July 27, 2021 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available – access the July 7, 2021 report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available here. The initial counts are categorized as “low risk” so far (i.e., 0-300 moths).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Trapping has drawn to a close for 2021. Access the summary here. Only 65 traps intercepted moths and the highest cumulative count was 171 moths near Selkirk. Access the summary (as of June 30, 2021). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News are available. Access Issue #2 online which includes information on cabbage seedpod weevil, grasshoppers in Saskatchewan, and wheat midge. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data is anticipated to be available here.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Monitoring has drawn to a close for 2021. Review the final DBM counts. Extremely low numbers have been intercepted. Province-wide, <65 moths have been intercepted (2021Jun28 Carter, pers. comm.). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map. Some sites in central Alberta are beginning to report “high risk” adult counts so synchrony with anthesis will need to be carefully monitored(08Jul2021).
Cabbage seedpod weevil sweep-net monitoring update for AB – In-field counts can be entered here to populate the Live Map. Some sites in southern Alberta are reporting densities at or above the economic threshold in canola (08Jul2021).
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data have begun so refer to the Live Map. Cumulative counts throughout the province report “low risk” numbers of moths so far (08Jul2021).
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Trapping has drawn to a close for 2021. Refer to the Live Map which reports extremely low numbers of moths intercepted so far (<50 province-wide as of 01Jul2021). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.
Cutworm reporting tool – Refer to the Live Map which now reports seven sites with cutworms (as of 01Jul2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the July 6 2021 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the June 29-July 5, 2021 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the June 28, 2021 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the July 6, 2021 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the July 7, 2021 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available – access the June 30, 2021 report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available here. The initial counts are very low so far.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Trapping has drawn to a close for 2021. Access the summary here. Only 65 traps intercepted moths and the highest cumulative count was 171 moths near Selkirk. Access the summary (as of June 30, 2021). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News have begun to roll out for 2021 and are accessible now! Access Issue #1 online which includes a crop protection laboratory update including how to submit samples, information on curculios on fruit crops, and information for scouting flea beetles and assessing damage. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data will be available here shortly.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Monitoring has drawn to a close for 2021. Review the final DBM counts. Extremely low numbers have been intercepted. Province-wide, <65 moths have been intercepted (2021Jun28 Carter, pers. comm.). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available so refer to the Live Map.
Cabbage seedpod weevil sweep-net monitoring update for AB – In-field counts can be entered here to populate the Live Map.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data have begun so refer to the Live Map.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Trapping has drawn to a close for 2021. Refer to the Live Map which reports extremely low numbers of moths intercepted so far (<50 province-wide as of 01Jl2021). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.
Cutworm reporting tool – Refer to the Live Map which now reports seven sites with cutworms (as of 01Jul2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the June 29 2021 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the June 22-28, 2021 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the June 22, 2021 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 28, 2021 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the Jun 29, 2021 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available – access the June 23, 2021 report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Also, bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are available here. Happily, the initial counts are very low so far.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Trapping has drawn to a close for 2021. Access the summary here. Only 59 traps intercepted moths and the highest cumulative count was 142 moths near Selkirk. Access the summary (as of June 22, 2021). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News have begun to roll out for 2021 and are accessible now! Access Issue #1 online which includes a crop protection laboratory update including how to submit samples, information on curculios on fruit crops, and information for scouting flea beetles and assessing damage. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data will be available here shortly.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Monitoring has drawn to a close for 2021. Review the final DBM counts. Extremely low numbers have been intercepted. Province-wide, <45 moths have been intercepted so far (2021Jun10 Carter, pers. comm.). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Wheat midge pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data will be available shortly so refer to the Live Map.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data have begun so refer to the Live Map.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Trapping is drawn to a close for 2021. Refer to the Live Map which reports extremely low numbers of moths intercepted so far (<45 province-wide as of 24Jun2021). At this point, in-field scouting for larvae remains important.
Cutworm reporting tool – Refer to the Live Map which still reports only four sites with cutworms (as of 17Jun2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the June 22 2021 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the June 15-21, 2021 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the June 15, 2021 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 21, 2021 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the Jun 22, 2021 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available – access the June 16, 2021 report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Also, bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data will soon be available.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Refer to the summary updated twice a week. So far, only 59 traps have intercepted moths and the highest cumulative count is 135 moths near The Pas. Access the summary (as of June 8, 2021).

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News have begun to roll out for 2021 and are accessible now! Access Issue #1 online which includes a crop protection laboratory update including how to submit samples, information on curculios on fruit crops, and information for scouting flea beetles and assessing damage. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data will soon be available.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – follow this link to find current DBM counts. At this point, extremely low numbers have been intercepted but monitoring continues. Province-wide, <45 moths have been intercepted so far (2021Jun10 Carter, pers. comm.).

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cumulative counts arising from weekly data are starting to roll in so refer to the Live Map as data becomes available.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Refer to the Live Map which still reports extremely low numbers of moths intercepted so far (<45 province-wide as of 17Jun2021).
Cutworm reporting tool – Refer to the Live Map which still reports only four sites with cutworms (as of 17Jun2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the June 15 2021 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the June 8-14, 2021 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the June 8, 2021 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 14, 2021 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the Jun 15, 2021 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information:

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available! Access the June 9, 2021 report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Also, bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Cooperators are deploying pheromone traps and weekly data will soon be available.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Refer to the summary updated twice a week. So far, only 38 traps have intercepted moths and only double-digit cumulative counts! Access the summary (as of June 8, 2021).

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News will soon be available. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Cooperators are deploying pheromone traps at sites across the province.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – follow this link to find current DBM counts. At this point, extremely low numbers have been intercepted but monitoring continues. Province-wide, <45 moths have been intercepted so far (2021Jun10 Carter, pers. comm.).

ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cooperators are deploying pheromone traps so refer to the Live Map as data becomes available.
Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Refer to the Live Map which reported extremely low numbers of moths intercepted so far (<45 province-wide as of 10Jun2021).
Cutworm reporting tool – Refer to the Live Map which reported four sites with cutworms (as of 10Jun2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the June 8, 2021 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the June 1-7, 2021 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the June 1, 2021 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 7, 2021 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the Jun 8, 2021 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available! Access the June 2, 2021, report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!

Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – Cooperators will soon deploy pheromone traps according to details provided on page 7 of the June 2, 2021, report.

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB Refer to the summary updated twice a week. So far extremely low numbers have been intercepted in Manitoba. Read the details on page 7 of the June 2, 2021, report.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News will soon be available. Access the new Crops Blog Posts and review Saskatchewan’s 2020 insect pest surveying results in order to prepare for 2021. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!

Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – Cooperators will soon deploy pheromone traps at sites across the province.

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – follow this link to find current DBM counts. At this point, extremely low numbers have been intercepted but monitoring continues. Seven moths were reported across the entire province so far (2021May19 Carter, pers. comm.).

•  ALBERTA’S Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. There is also a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Cooperators will soon deploy pheromone traps so refer to the Live Map starting next week.

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Refer to the Live Map which still reports extremely low numbers of moths intercepted so far (as of 03Jun2021).

Cutworm reporting tool for AB – Refer to the Live Map which reports three sites with cutworms (as of 03Jun2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the June 1, 2021 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 25-31, 2021 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the May 25, 2021 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the June 1, 2021 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the Jun 2, 2021 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available! Access the May 26, 2021, report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB Refer to the summary updated twice a week. So far extremely low numbers have been intercepted in only sixteen traps (e.g., when present, only max. of 8 moths per site) in Manitoba. Read the details on page 5 of the May 26, 2021, report.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News will soon be available. Access the new Crops Blog Posts and review Saskatchewan’s 2020 insect pest surveying results in order to prepare for 2021. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – follow this link to find current DBM counts. At this point, extremely low numbers have been intercepted but monitoring continues. Seven moths were reported across the entire province so far (2021May19 Carter, pers. comm.).

•  ALBERTA’S Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. Reminder – NEW for 2021 – AAF’s Shelley Barkley has gathered and streamlined information into a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. However, the new Major Crops Insect webpage serves as a table of contents, connecting users to crop insect pest information on alberta.ca. It offers links to specific insect identification, life cycle, damage, monitoring and management. Users will hopefully find pertinent insect information with fewer clicks! Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Refer to the Live Map which reports 12 sites, each with extremely low numbers, for a total of only 15 moths intercepted (as of 27May2021).

Cutworm reporting tool for AB – Refer to the Live Map which reports two sites with cutworms (as of 27May2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 25, 2021 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 18-24, 2021 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the May 18, 2021 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the May 24, 2021 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the May 25, 2021 edition).

Crop protection guides

Access the following links to gain important pesticide application information and registered products for agricultural field crop protection on the Canadian prairies:
Saskatchewan’s Crop Protection Guide – 2021
Manitoba’s Guide to Crop Protection 2021
Alberta’s 2021 Crop Protection or Blue Book
Western Committee on Crop Pests Guide to Integrated Control of Insect Pests of Crops

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available! Access the May 19, 2021, report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports! Also bookmark their insect pest homepage to access fact sheets and more!

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB Refer to the summary updated twice a week. So far extremely low numbers have been intercepted at only 8 sites (e.g., when present, only max. of 2 moths per site) in Manitoba. Read the details towards the end of the May 19, 2021, report.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News will soon be available. Access the new Crops Blog Posts and review Saskatchewan’s 2020 insect pest surveying results in order to prepare for 2021. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – follow this link to find current DBM counts. At this point, extremely low numbers have been intercepted but monitoring continues. Two moths were reported (2021May13 Tansey, pers. comm.); one moth near Shaunavon (RM78) and one moth near Raymore (RM 278).

•  ALBERTA’S Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. Reminder – NEW for 2021 – AAF’s Shelley Barkley has gathered and streamlined information into a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. However, the new Major Crops Insect webpage serves as a table of contents, connecting users to crop insect pest information on alberta.ca. It offers links to specific insect identification, life cycle, damage, monitoring and management. Users will hopefully find pertinent insect information with fewer clicks! Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Refer to the Live Map which reports six sites with very low numbers of moths intercepted (as of 19May2021).

Cutworm reporting tool for AB – Refer to the Live Map which reports two sites with cutworms (as of 20May2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (subscribe to receive OR access a PDF copy of the May 18, 2021 report).
Saskatchewan Agriculture (or access a PDF copy of the May 11-17, 2021 report).
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (or access a PDF copy of the May 11, 2021 report).

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (access a PDF copy of the May 17, 2021 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (access a PDF copy of the May 18, 2021 edition).

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

MANITOBA’S Crop Pest Updates for 2021 are now available! Access the May 12, 2021, report here. Be sure to bookmark their Crop Pest Update Index to readily access these reports!

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for MB – So far (as of 12May2021). only one moth has been intercepted on a pheromone trap deployed near Austin.

SASKATCHEWAN’S Crop Production News will soon be available. Access the new Crops Blog Posts and review Saskatchewan’s 2020 insect pest surveying results in order to prepare for 2021. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information!

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for SK – two moths were reported (2021May13 Tansey, pers. comm.); one moth near Shaunavon (RM78) and one moth near Raymore (RM 278).

•  ALBERTA’S Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network webpage links to insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos and more. Additionally, NEW for 2021 – AAF’s Shelley Barkley has gathered and streamlined information into a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network page. However, the new Major Crops Insect webpage serves as a table of contents, connecting users to crop insect pest information on alberta.ca. It offers links to specific insect identification, life cycle, damage, monitoring and management. Users will hopefully find pertinent insect information with fewer clicks! Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring update for AB – Refer to the Live Map which reports zero moths (as of 13May2021).

Cutworm reporting tool for AB – Refer to the Live Map which reports two sites with cutworms (as of 13May2021).

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:

• Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development – Subscribe to receive, or access a PDF copy of the May 12, 2021 report.

• Saskatchewan Agriculture  or access a PDF copy of the May 10, 2021 report.

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry or access a PDF copy of the report released May 4, 2021.

The following crop reports are also available:

• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (read a PDF copy of the May 10, 2021 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (read a PDF copy of the May 11, 2021 edition). 

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2021 will soon become available. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to prepare for the season!

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News will soon be available. Access the new Crops Blog Posts and review Saskatchewan’s 2020 insect pest surveying results in order to prepare for 2021. Be sure to bookmark their insect pest homepage to access important information! Also, diamondback moth pheromone trap monitoring has begun in the province. To date, no moths have been intercepted (2021May06 Tansey, pers. comm.).

•  Alberta Agriculture and ForestryNEW for 2021 – AAF’s Shelley Barkley has gathered and streamlined information into a Major Crops Insect webpage. The new webpage does not replace the Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network page (where insect survey maps, live feed maps, and insect trap set-up videos can be found). However, the new Major Crops Insect webpage serves as a table of contents, connecting users to crop insect pest information on alberta.ca. It offers links to specific insect identification, life cycle, damage, monitoring and management. Users will hopefully find pertinent insect information with fewer clicks! Remember, AAF’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Crop report links


Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:

• Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development – Subscribe to receive, or access a PDF copy of the May 4, 2021 report.

• Saskatchewan Agriculture  or access a PDF copy of the May 3, 2021 report.

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry or access a PDF copy of the report expected for public release on May 7, 2021.

The following crop reports are also available:

• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (read a PDF copy of the May 3, 2021 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (read a PDF copy of the May 4, 2021 edition). 

Weather synopsis

An abbreviated synopsis is provided for the final Weekly Update of the 2020 growing season. It was a warm week for most of the prairies! The highest temperatures the past seven days across the prairies are represented in Figure 1 and ranged from <22 to >35 °C.

Figure 1. Highest temperatures (°C) observed across the Canadian prairies the past seven days (April 1-August 19, 2020).
Image has not been reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada and was retrieved (20Aug2020). Access the full map at http://www.agr.gc.ca/DW-GS/current-actuelles.jspx?lang=eng&jsEnabled=true&reset=1588297059209

All those high temperatures advanced the accumulation of heat units across the prairies. The growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 5 ºC, April 1-August 17, 2020) is below (Fig. 2) while the growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 10 ºC, April 1-August 17, 2020) is shown in Figure 3.

Figure 2. Growing degree day map (Base 5 °C) observed across the Canadian prairies for the growing season (April 1-August 17, 2020).
Image has not been reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada and was retrieved (20Aug2020). Access the full map at http://www.agr.gc.ca/DW-GS/current-actuelles.jspx?lang=eng&jsEnabled=true&reset=1588297059209
Figure 3. Growing degree day map (Base 10 °C) observed across the Canadian prairies for the growing season (April 1-August 17, 2020).
Image has not been reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada and was retrieved (20Aug2020). Access the full map at http://www.agr.gc.ca/DW-GS/current-actuelles.jspx?lang=eng&jsEnabled=true&reset=1588297059209

So far this growing season, the number of days above 25 °C ranges from 0-10 days in the northwest of the prairies then increases up to 61-70 days in southern Manitoba (Fig. 4). In comparison, the number of days above 30 °C ranges up to 25-27 days in southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba (Fig. 5)

Figure 4. Number of days above 25 °C observed across the Canadian prairies this growing season (April 1-August 19, 2020).
Image has not been reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada and was retrieved (20Aug2020). Access the full map at http://www.agr.gc.ca/DW-GS/current-actuelles.jspx?lang=eng&jsEnabled=true&reset=1588297059209
Figure 5. Number of days above 30 °C observed across the Canadian prairies this growing season (April 1-August 19, 2020).
Image has not been reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada and was retrieved (20Aug2020). Access the full map at http://www.agr.gc.ca/DW-GS/current-actuelles.jspx?lang=eng&jsEnabled=true&reset=1588297059209

As fields continue to mature in late August and in to September, growers will be watching for cool evenings. The lowest temperatures the past seven days across the prairies are represented in Figure 6 and ranged from <1 to >13 °C.

Figure 6. Lowest temperatures (°C) observed across the Canadian prairies the past seven days (April 1-August 19, 2020).
Image has not been reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada and was retrieved (20Aug2020). Access the full map at http://www.agr.gc.ca/DW-GS/current-actuelles.jspx?lang=eng&jsEnabled=true&reset=1588297059209

Cumulative rainfall for the past 7 days was lowest across central and southern regions of Alberta and Saskatchewan while western and northern areas of the Peace River region AND eastern Saskatchewan plus much of Manitoba received more moisture (Fig. 7). Cumulative 30-day (Fig. 8) and rainfall for the growing season (April 1-August 19, 2020; Fig. 9) are below.

Figure 7. Observed cumulative precipitation across the Canadian prairies the past seven days (as of August 19, 2020).
Image has not been reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada and was retrieved (20Aug2020). Access the full map at http://www.agr.gc.ca/DW-GS/current-actuelles.jspx?lang=eng&jsEnabled=true&reset=1588297059209
Figure 8. Observed cumulative precipitation across the Canadian prairies the past 30 days (as of August 19, 2020).
Image has not been reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada and was retrieved (20Aug2020). Access the full map at http://www.agr.gc.ca/DW-GS/current-actuelles.jspx?lang=eng&jsEnabled=true&reset=1588297059209
Figure 9. Observed cumulative precipitation across the Canadian prairies for the growing season (as of August 19, 2020).
Image has not been reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada and was retrieved (20Aug2020). Access the full map at http://www.agr.gc.ca/DW-GS/current-actuelles.jspx?lang=eng&jsEnabled=true&reset=1588297059209

The maps above are all produced by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Growers can bookmark the AAFC Current Conditions Drought Watch Maps for the growing season. Historical weather data can be access at the AAFC Drought Watch website, Environment Canada’s Historical Data website, or your provincial weather network.

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2020 are available. Access the August 18 2020 report. The summary indicates that, “Grasshoppers continue to be the insect of greatest concern. Some have also commented on the high levels of flea beetles being observed in canola currently.”

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News (for Issue 7). Read Issue 7 which includes articles on Pest Scouting 101- Harvest, Promoting and Enhancing Beneficial Insects, and What to Do with Unwanted Pesticides and Obsolete Livestock Medications. Issue 5 included articles on Bertha armyworm, Cabbage seedpod weevil,  FieldWatch – Fostering Communication Between Applicators and Producers, and Look What the Wind Blew in! Diamondback Moths Arrived Early This Spring. Issue #4 included articles on Pest Scouting 101: Mid-Summer, and The Wheat Midge.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Crop report links


Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:

• Manitoba Agriculture and Rural Initiatives – Other viewing options include subscribing to receive or access a PDF of August 18, 2020 report.

• Saskatchewan Agriculture  or access a PDF of August 17, 2020 report.

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry or access a PDF of August 11, 2020 report.

The following crop reports are also available:

• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (read the August 17, 2020 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (read the August 18, 2020 edition). 

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2020 are available. Access the August 11 2020 report. The summary indicates that, “Grasshoppers continue to be the insect of greatest concern. The diamondback moth populations in eastern Manitoba that were of concern in some fields a couple of weeks ago seem to have diminished. Spider mites are being noticed in some soybean fields, but no insecticide applications for them have been reported yet.”

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News (for Issue 7). Read Issue 7 which includes articles on Pest Scouting 101- Harvest, Promoting and Enhancing Beneficial Insects, and What to Do with Unwanted Pesticides and Obsolete Livestock Medications. Issue 5 included articles on Bertha armyworm, Cabbage seedpod weevil,  FieldWatch – Fostering Communication Between Applicators and Producers, and Look What the Wind Blew in! Diamondback Moths Arrived Early This Spring. Issue #4 included articles on Pest Scouting 101: Mid-Summer, and The Wheat Midge.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:

• Manitoba Agriculture and Rural Initiatives – Other viewing options include subscribing to receive or access a PDF of August 11, 2020 report.

• Saskatchewan Agriculture  or access a PDF of August 10, 2020 report.

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry or access a PDF of July 28, 2020 report.

The following crop reports are also available:

• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (read the August 10, 2020 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (read the August 11, 2020 edition). 

Provincial insect pest report links


Provincial entomologists
provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2020 are available. Access the August 5, 2020 report. The summary indicates that, “Grasshoppers are currently the biggest insect concern. Some sunflower midge has been observed in sunflowers in the Eastern region, mainly around field edges, which is typical for this insect. Lygus bugs have also been noted in sunflower fields. Diamondback moth larvae in canola remains a concern for growers and agronomists in the Eastern region, with lots of scouting and some limited insecticide applications occurring.”

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News (for Issue 6). Read Issue 5 which includes articles on Bertha armyworm, Cabbage seedpod weevil,  FieldWatch – Fostering Communication Between Applicators and Producers, and Look What the Wind Blew in! Diamondback Moths Arrived Early This Spring. Issue #4 included articles on Pest Scouting 101: Mid-Summer, and The Wheat Midge.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:

• Manitoba Agriculture and Rural Initiatives – Other viewing options include subscribing to receive or access a PDF of August 4, 2020 report.

• Saskatchewan Agriculture  or access a PDF of July 28-August 3, 2020 report.

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry or access a PDF of July 28, 2020 report.

The following crop reports are also available:

• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (read the August 3, 2020 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (read the August 4, 2020 edition). 

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2020 are available. Access the July 29, 2020 report. The summary indicates that, “Grasshoppers are the insect of greatest concern to field crops in Manitoba currently. Some populations of diamondback moth above economic threshold have been found in eastern Manitoba recently.”

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News (for Issue 6). Read Issue 5 which includes articles on Bertha armyworm, Cabbage seedpod weevil,  FieldWatch – Fostering Communication Between Applicators and Producers, and Look What the Wind Blew in! Diamondback Moths Arrived Early This Spring. Issue #4 included articles on Pest Scouting 101: Mid-Summer, and The Wheat Midge.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:

• Manitoba Agriculture and Rural Initiatives – Other viewing options include subscribing to receive or access a PDF of July 28, 2020 report.

• Saskatchewan Agriculture  or access a PDF of July 21-27, 2020 report.

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry or access a PDF of July 14, 2020 report.

The following crop reports are also available:

• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (read the July 27, 2020 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (read the July 28, 2020 edition). 

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2020 are available. Access the July 22, 2020 report. The summary indicates that, “Grasshoppers and armyworms continue to be the insects of greatest concern. Twostriped grasshopper is mainly into the later nymph stages with some adults present; clearwinged grasshopper adults are present. Lots of reports of Cotesia pupal clusters in some of the cereals, resulting from parasitized armyworm populations. Armyworms seem to be turning to pupae and levels dropping in some areas. Jack pine budworm, a moth whose larvae feed on pines trees, is very abundant this year, and agronomists are noticing the moths around farmyards are enquiring regarding what it is and what it feeds on.”

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News and read Issue 5 which includes articles on Bertha armyworm, Cabbage seedpod weevil,  FieldWatch – Fostering Communication Between Applicators and Producers, and Look What the Wind Blew in! Diamondback Moths Arrived Early This Spring. Issue #4 included articles on Pest Scouting 101: Mid-Summer, and The Wheat Midge.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:

• Manitoba Agriculture and Rural Initiatives – Other viewing options include subscribing to receive or access a PDF of July 21, 2020 report.

• Saskatchewan Agriculture  or access a PDF of July 14-20, 2020 report.

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry or access a PDF of July 14, 2020 report.

The following crop reports are also available:

• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (read the July 20, 2020 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (read the July 21, 2020 edition). 

Provincial insect pest report links

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so link to their information: 

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2020 are available. Access the July 15, 2020 report. The summary indicates that, “Armyworms and grasshoppers continue to be the biggest insects concern on crops in Manitoba. Scouting for diamondback moth continues, with just one report of spraying for diamondback moth. Spraying for goosefoot groundling moth and a stem borer maggot has been reported from quinoa. Green cloverworm has been found on soybeans in eastern Manitoba, but not at levels that would be economical. Pupal clusters of Cotesia, a parasitoid of armyworms and other caterpillars, have been reported to be quite abundant in some of the fields that had armyworms.”

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News and read Issue 5 which includes articles on Bertha armyworm, Cabbage seedpod weevil,  FieldWatch – Fostering Communication Between Applicators and Producers, and Look What the Wind Blew in! Diamondback Moths Arrived Early This Spring. Issue #4 included articles on Pest Scouting 101: Mid-Summer, and The Wheat Midge.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News occasionally includes insect-related information or Twitter users can connect to #ABBugChat Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Crop report links

Click the provincial name below to link to online crop reports produced by:

• Manitoba Agriculture and Rural Initiatives – Other viewing options include subscribing to receive or access a PDF of July 14, 2020 report.

• Saskatchewan Agriculture  or access a PDF of July 7-13, 2020 report.

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry or access a PDF of June 29, 2020 report.

The following crop reports are also available:

• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (read the July 13, 2020 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (read the July 14, 2020 edition). 

Diamondback moth

Once diamondback moth is present in the area, it is important to monitor individual canola fields for larvae.  Warm growing conditions can quickly translate into multiple generations in a very short period!

Wind Trajectory Updates – Completed for 2020 growing season as of Week 09 (released June 22, 2020).

Weekly Pheromone-baited Trapping Results – Early season detection of diamondback moth is improved through the use of pheromone-baited delta traps deployed in fields across the Canadian prairies.  Click each province to access moth reporting numbers observed in AlbertaSaskatchewan and Manitoba as they become available. Check these sites to assess cumulative counts and relative risk in your geographic region.

Monitoring: Remove the plants in an area measuring 0.1 m² (about 12″ square), beat them on to a clean surface and count the number of larvae (Fig. 1) dislodged from the plant. Repeat this procedure at least in five locations in the field to get an accurate count.

Figure 1. Diamondback larva measuring ~8 mm long.Note brown head capsule and forked appearance of prolegs on posterior.
Figure 2. Diamondback moth pupa within silken cocoon.

Economic threshold for diamondback moth in canola at the advanced pod stage is 20 to 30 larvae/ 0.1  (approximately 2-3 larvae per plant).  Economic thresholds for canola or mustard in the early flowering stage are not available. However, insecticide applications are likely required at larval densities of 10 to 15 larvae/ 0.1 m² (approximately 1-2 larvae per plant).

Figure 3. Diamondback moth.

Biological and monitoring information for DBM is posted by Manitoba AgricultureSaskatchewan Agriculture, and the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network.  

More information about Diamondback moths can be found by accessing the pages from the  “Field Crop and Forage Pests and their Natural Enemies in Western Canada: Identification and Field Guide“.  View ONLY the Diamondback moth page but remember the guide is available as a free downloadable document as both an English-enhanced or French-enhanced version.