Canola Insect Scouting Chart

Have you used the new Canola Insect Scouting Chart?  

  • The Canola Insect Scouting Chart helps growers anticipate and identify insect pests according to relative crop stages.  
  • Insect pest names have been hyperlinked to pages published within the new “Field Crop and Forage Pests and their Natural Enemies in Western Canada: Identification and Field Guide”.  
  • Growers can link to photos and to fact sheets by clicking each insect name on the chart.
Link here to access the Canola Insect Scouting Chart.

Seasonal canola scouting chart

Field scouting is critical because it
enables the identification of potential risks to crops.  Canola production
systems across the Canadian prairies will suffer insect pest outbreaks.
 However, the identification of these insect pests PLUS the application of
established monitoring methods will enable growers to make informed pest
management decisions.
This year we offer a generalized canola
scouting chart to aid in-field scouting on the Canadian prairies. Two versions
are offered below

the first
hyperlinks to help growers learn more about some of our insect pests and how to
monitor while the second version may be easier to view or print.  

Whenever possible, monitor and compare to
established economic thresholds so pollinators and beneficial arthropods are
preserved.  Economic thresholds, by definition, can help growers avoid crop losses due to an insect pest
Good luck with the growing season!