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). 

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 8, 2020 report. The summary indicates that, “Armyworms are being found at high levels in many cereal and forage grass fields in the Eastern, Interlake, Central, and Southwest regions. High levels of grasshoppers continue to be found and controlled in some areas.”

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News and read Issue 4 which includes 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.

Provincial Insect Pest Report links

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

Reminder
Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2019 are posted here. Access Issue #13 posted August 13, 2019, noting continued grasshopper concern, the presence of new generation flea beetle adults in canola, and a repeated call for grasshopper surveyors.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News has released Issue #7 (featuring information related to aphid thresholds).  

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News includes an insect-related item in the August 19, 2019 edition with summer field scouting information related to flea beetles and bertha armyworm.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba’s Crop Pest Updates for 2019 are posted here. Access Issue #13 posted August 13, 2019, noting continued grasshopper concern, the presence of new generation flea beetle adults in canola, and a repeated call for grasshopper surveyors.

Reminder – Saskatchewan’s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019. Also access the Crop Production News with Issue #6 (featuring pesticide drift information).

•  Reminder – Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News includes an insect-related item in the July 8, 2019 edition with an important reminder that field scouting in July can lead to a more successful crop.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Report Links

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

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2019 are posted here. Access Issue #12 posted August 8, 2019, noting continued grasshopper concern, noticeable diamondback moth in some fields and bertha armyworm in an area. There is also a description of the threshold for diamondback moth, larval development, and how to optimally scout for larvae.

Reminder – Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019. Also access the Crop Production News with Issue #6 (featuring pesticide drift information).

•  Reminder – Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News includes an insect-related item in the July 8, 2019 edition with an important reminder that field scouting in July can lead to a more successful crop.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Report Links

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

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2019 are posted here. Access Issue #11 posted July 31, 2019, noting continued grasshopper issues, presence of some diamondback larvae and bertha armyworm pheromone trap interception counts that warranting in-field scouting in several regions of that province. There is also a call and link for Manitoban cooperators to perform the annual grasshopper counts. This a vital survey which contributes to the annual grasshopper forecast maps that growers depend upon to help assess risk.

Reminder – Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019. Also access the Crop Production News with Issue #5 (featuring pesticide drift information).

•  Reminder – Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News includes an insect-related item in the July 8, 2019 edition with an important reminder that field scouting in July can lead to a more successful crop.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2019 are posted here. Access Issue #10 posted July 24, 2019 noting grasshoppers, cereal armyworms, and lygus bugs. There is a helpful photo of an European corn borer egg mass plus bertha armyworm pheromone trap counts, some of which are categaorized as “uncertain” so in-field scouting is critical.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019. Also access the Crop Production News with Issue #5 (featuring pesticide drift information).

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News includes an insect-related item in the July 8, 2019 edition with an important reminder that field scouting in July can lead to a more successful crop.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Report Links

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

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2019 are posted here. Access Issue #9 posted July 17, 2019 which notes grasshopper, thistle caterpillar, green cloverworm and aphids in peas. There are also helpful photos and descriptions of grasshopper instar stages plus scouting tips to detect European corn borer egg masses.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019. Also access the Crop Production News with Issues:

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News includes an insect-related item in the July 8, 2019 edition with an important reminder that field scouting in July can lead to a more successful crop.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Report Links

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

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2019 are posted here. Access Issue #8 posted July 10, 2019 which includes more thistle caterpillar information, updated bertha armyworm pheromone trap information, the presence of low numbers of green cloverworm in some pulse crop fields, grasshopper presence, andsome higher numbers of diamondback moth larvae in some canola.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019. Also access the Crop Production News with Issues:

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News includes an insect-related item in the July 8, 2019 edition with an important reminder that field scouting in July can lead to a more successful crop.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Report Links

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

Manitoba‘s Crop Pest Updates for 2019 are posted here. Access Issue #6 posted July 3, 2019 which includes grasshopper, and a link to an excellent fact sheet for thistle caterpillars with great photos of each life stage.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019. Also access the Crop Production News with Issues:

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agri-News includes an insect-related item in the July 2, 2019 edition with an important reminder regarding bertha armyworm pheromone trap monitoring.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Report Links

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2019 are posted here. Access Update #4 posted June 12, 2019.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Early season scouting of cutworms” by Sara Doerksen posted in April 2019 and “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019. Also access the Crop Production News with Issues #1 (featuring Diamondback moth monitoring), #2 (featuring Pest surveying and Pea leaf weevil in peas and faba beans), and #3 (featuring Bertha armyworm and Pea leaf weevil information).

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Mr. Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land was posted March 18-22, 2019 but did not include an insect update. In the meantime, try Agri-News to access the June 10, 2019 edition including information pertaining to the value of in-field monitoring.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2019 are posted here and includes an update posted June 5, 2019.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Early season scouting of cutworms” by Sara Doerksen posted in April 2019 and “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019. Also access the Crop Production News with Issues #1, #2, and #3 now available and containing insect pest information for 2019.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Mr. Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land was posted March 18-22, 2019 but did not include an insect update.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2019 are posted here and includes an update posted June 5, 2019.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Early season scouting of cutworms” by Sara Doerksen posted in April 2019 and “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Mr. Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land was posted March 18-22, 2019 but did not include an insect update.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2019 are posted here and includes an update posted June 5, 2019.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Early season scouting of cutworms” by Sara Doerksen posted in April 2019 and “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Mr. Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land was posted March 18-22, 2019 but did not include an insect update.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture (June 4, 2019 or access the current online report)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture (May 28-June 3, 2019) or access the current online report).
• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (May 28, 2019 or access the current online report)

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (read the June 3, 2019 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (read the June 4, 2019 edition). 

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2019 are posted here and includes an update posted May 29, 2019.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Early season scouting of cutworms” by Sara Doerksen posted in April 2019 and “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Mr. Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land was posted March 18-22, 2019 but did not include an insect update.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2019 are posted here and includes an update posted May 22, 2019.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Early season scouting of cutworms” by Sara Doerksen posted in April 2019 and “Economic thresholds” by Kaeley Kindrachuk posted in May 2019.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Mr. Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land was posted March 18-22, 2019 but did not include an insect update.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2019 will be posted here and include updates from Dr. John Gavloski.

Saskatchewan‘s Crops Blog Posts includes a segment on “Early season scouting of cutworms” by Sara Doerksen posted for April 2019. Watch for updates from Dr. James Tansey and Mr. Carter Peru.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Mr. Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land was posted March 18-22, 2019 but did not include an insect update.

Crop report links

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2019 will be posted here and includes updates from Dr. John Gavloski.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2019 will be posted here and frequently includes updates from Dr. James Tansey and Mr. Carter Peru.

•  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Mr. Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land was posted March 18-22, 2019 but did not include an insect update.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2018 can be accessed here. Issue #13 (posted August 22, 2018).

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is posted with Issue #7 now available. This issue includes an update from the Crop Protection Lab.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land was posted August 23, 2018.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2018 can be accessed here. Issue #11 (posted August 8, 2018) includes initial reports of very low levels of soybean aphids and reports of bertha armyworm in canola fields in western Manitoba yet few fields exceeding economic levels. Agronomists in southwest Manitoba reported “melting” bertha armyworm larvae-read more to learn how insect-specific viruses are at work in fields! Finally, a reminder that the annual grasshopper survey is underway in August.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is posted with Issue #6 now available. This issue informs growers that Ministry staff will be in fields conducting surveys. A reminder to manage pre-harvest intervals plus read the article describing disease and insect culprits associated with white heads in cereals.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted August 9, 2018) includes reports of the bertha armyworm in Birch Hills county, the expected appearance of red turnip beetles which feed, mate and lay eggs at this point in the growing season, relatively low numbers of diamondback moths but a reminder to scout in canola at early pod stages, and peculiar behaviours of parasitized ladybird beetles and grasshoppers.

Crop reports

The following crop reports are also available:

Crop reports are produced by:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2018 can be accessed here. Issue #9 (posted for July 25, 2018) includes a summary of cumulative bertha armyworm counts from pheromone traps for 2018 and importance of monitoring in canola (bertha armyworm and diamondback moth) and soybeans (spider mites) but an overall low level of insect concerns so far.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is posted with Issue #5 now available. This issue includes a description of cereal leaf beetle in Saskatchewan. Growers can review articles on how to scout for cutworms, how to assess plant stand densities in flax or canola, and for flea beetles, pea leaf weevils, and results from 2018 diamondback moth pheromone trapping. NEW – review the 2018 bertha armyworm pheromone trapping results!

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted July 26, 2018) includes a brief description of the new canola flower midge and the current survey underway in Alberta, that bertha armyworm monitoring should be focusing on in-field monitoring to establish larval densities, presence of english grain aphid showing up in a few fields in low numbers, and some reports of ladybird beetle larvae and pupae active on cereal heads feeding on aphids and other insect pests.

Crop reports

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The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2018 can be accessed here. Issue #9 (posted for July 25, 2018) includes a summary of cumulative bertha armyworm counts from pheromone traps for 2018 and importance of monitoring in canola (bertha armyworm and diamondback moth) and soybeans (spider mites) but an overall low level of insect concerns so far.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is posted with Issue #5 now available. This issue includes a description of cereal leaf beetle in Saskatchewan. Growers can review articles on how to scout for cutworms, how to assess plant stand densities in flax or canola, and for flea beetles, pea leaf weevils. Also note the following diamondback moth pheromone trap interception counts from across the regions (updated June 27, 2018):

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted July 19, 2018) identified that SOME bertha armyworm pheromone traps over a wide geographic range have started to intercept higher numbers of moths. Elevated trap counts require further in-field scouting to accurately detect the number and staging of bertha armyworm larvae that will now feed on developing canola pods. Pea leaf weevil is a pest of several legume species so growers trying to establish seedling alfalfa in areas where pea leaf weevil has been confirmed are advised to scout. Early trends from the early flower canola survey include relatively lower numbers of cabbage seedpod weevil, lygus bugs, diamondback moth and leafhopper numbers compared to recent years but the prevalence of beneficial arthropods in some fields.

Crop reports

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The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2018 can be accessed here. Issue #7 (posted July 11, 2018) notes monitoring is underway for grasshoppers, armyworms in some cereal fields but no soybean aphids reported yet. Also find a summary of cumulative bertha armyworm counts from pheromone traps for 2018.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is posted with Issue #4 now available. This issue includes a report from the Crop Protection Lab summarizing disease and insect samples submitted this growing season. Notable insects submitted so far include Enchytraeids, barley thrips, and red bugs identified as soft-winged flower beetles (Collops sp.) and white-margined burrower bugs (Sehirus cinctus). Growers can review articles on how to scout for cutworms, how to assess plant stand densities in flax or canola, and for flea beetles, pea leaf weevils. Also note the following diamondback moth pheromone trap interception counts from across the regions (updated June 27, 2018):

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted July 12, 2018) identified that SOME bertha armyworm pheromone traps over a wide geographic range have started to intercept higher numbers of moths. This means in-field scouting will be critical in 10-14 days (as larvae move up from leaves to feed among canola pods). Processing of canola survey samples has begun; initial samples suggest lower diamondback moth and Lygus bug numbers so far compared to 2017 but higher numbers of small parasitoid wasps associated with diamondback moths, and a pocket of grasshoppers (clearwinged) near Carmangay AB.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2018 can be accessed here. Issue #6 (posted July 4, 2018) included reports of grasshoppers, low numbers of aphids in peas and cereal crops, and importance of protecting and preserving pollinators in any flowering crop.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is posted with Issue #4 now available. This issue includes a report from the Crop Protection Lab summarizing disease and insect samples submitted this growing season. Saskatchewan growers can review articles on how to scout for cutworms, how to assess plant stand densities in flax or canola, and for flea beetles, pea leaf weevils. Also note the following diamondback moth pheromone trap interception counts from across the regions (updated June 27, 2018):

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted July 12, 2018) identified that SOME bertha armyworm pheromone traps over a wide geographic range have started to intercept higher numbers of moths. This means in-field scouting will be critical in 10-14 days (as larvae move up from leaves to feed among canola pods). Processing of canola survey samples has begun; initial samples suggest lower diamondback moth and Lygus bug numbers so far compared to 2017 but higher numbers of small parasitoid wasps associated with diamondback moths, and a pocket of grasshoppers (clearwinged) near Carmangay AB.

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Updates for 2018 can be accessed here. At posting time, specific updates (June 20, and 27) would not open on the Manitoba website – please keep trying though!

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is posted with Report #3 now available. Insect monitoring information is included in the article, “Canola plants disappearing? Scout the field to look for cutworm damage”. Saskatchewan growers can review articles to assess plant stand densities in flax or canola, and for flea beetles, pea leaf weevils. Also note the following diamondback moth pheromone trap interception counts from across the regions (updated June 27, 2018):

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted July 4, 2018, by Mark Cutts) highlights the importance of field scouting now. You can review the Weekly Insect Update (posted by Scott Meers on June 21, 2018) noting that bertha armyworm moths were detected this first week of pheromone monitoring (check online map), onset of flowering in canola signalling the need for in-field monitoring for cabbage seedpod weevil, continued grasshopper calls from the south and advice to scout now while nymphs are easier to manage, Nutall’s blister beetle transiently showing up in some fields (blister beetle post), and the presence of the beneficial stiletto fly larvae which is a predator within the soil profile and targets wireworm larvae.

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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

Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Update for 2018 is accessed here. Review the most recent update (June 6, 2018) prepared by John Gavloski and Holly Derksen. The insect update notes flea beetles in canola and cutworms with monitoring for alfalfa weevil larvae underway. Diamondback moth trap numbers remain low and bertha armyworm pheromone traps will go up this week.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is posted with Report #3 now available. Insect monitoring information is included in the article, “Canola plants disappearing? Scout the field to look for cutworm damage”. Saskatchewan growers can review articles to assess plant stand densities in flax or canola, and for flea beetles, pea leaf weevils. Also note the following diamondback moth pheromone trap interception counts from across the regions (updated June 15, 2018):

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted on June 21, 2018) noting that bertha armyworm moths were detected this first week of pheromone monitoring (check online map), onset of flowering in canola signalling the need for in-field monitoring for cabbage seedpod weevil, continued grasshopper calls from the south and advice to scout now while nymphs are easier to manage, Nutall’s blister beetle transiently showing up in some fields (blister beetle post), and the presence of the beneficial stiletto fly larvae which is a predator within the soil profile and targets wireworm larvae.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:

The following crop reports are also available:

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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


Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Update for 2018 can be accessed here. Review the most recent update (June 6, 2018) prepared by John Gavloski and Holly Derksen. The insect update notes flea beetles in canola and cutworms with monitoring for alfalfa weevil larvae underway. Diamondback moth trap numbers remain low and bertha armyworm pheromone traps will go up this week.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is now posted. Access Report #2 posted June 7, 2018. Insect monitoring information is included in the article, “Troubleshooting emergence and assessing plant stand densities in flax or canola“. Saskatchewan growers can review articles posted for flea beetles, pea leaf weevils. Also note the following updated diamondback moth pheromone trap interception counts from across the regions (updated June 15, 2018):


Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted on June 21, 2018) noting that bertha armyworm moths were detected this first week of pheromone monitoring (check online map), onset of flowering in canola signalling the need for in-field monitoring for cabbage seedpod weevil, continued grasshopper calls from the south and advice to scout now while nymphs are easier to manage, Nutall’s blister beetle transiently showing up in some fields (blister beetle post), and the presence of the beneficial stiletto fly larvae which is a predator within the soil profile and targets wireworm larvae.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture (June 18, 2018)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture (June 12-18, 2018)
• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (June 12, 2018)

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (view the June 18, 2018 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (view the June 19, 2018 edition).

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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


Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Update for 2018 will be posted soon. Review the most recent update (June 6, 2018) prepared by John Gavloski and Holly Derksen. The insect update notes flea beetles in canola and cutworms with monitoring for alfalfa weevil larvae underway. Diamondback moth trap numbers remain low and bertha armyworm pheromone traps will go up this week.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is now posted. Access Report #2 posted June 7, 2018. Insect monitoring information is included in the article, “Troubleshooting emergence and assessing plant stand densities in flax or canola“. Saskatchewan growers can review articles posted for flea beetles, pea leaf weevils. Also note the following updated diamondback moth pheromone trap interception counts from across the regions (updated June 15, 2018):


Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land regularly includes insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted on June 7, 2018) and identified concerns with stem feeding by flea beetles with the cooler weather this past week, reports of dung beetle larvae in some irrigated fields, continuation of pea leaf weevil surveying into central Alberta, and transient presence of some blister beetles. Updated June 14, 2018.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture (June 4, 2018)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture (May 29-June 4, 2018)
• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (June 5, 2018)

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (view the June 11, 2018 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (view the June 12, 2018 edition).

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

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


Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Update for 2018 will be posted soon. Review the most recent update (June 4, 2018) prepared by John Gavloski and Holly Derksen. The insect update notes flea beetles in canola and cutworms with monitoring for alfalfa weevil larvae underway. Diamondback moth trap numbers remain low and bertha armyworm pheromone traps will go up this week.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is now posted. Access Report #1 posted May 31, 2018, and be sure to review the articles posted for flea beetles and pea leaf weevils to prepare for field scouting. Also know that Saskatchewan growers can review diamondback moth pheromone trap counts in the upper right of the diamondback moth page.

Access Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land for insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted on May 31, 2018) and highlights scouting for flea beetles with the warmer weather, glassy cutworms in perennial forages crops and more recently in the irrigated acres to the south of the province (please report using online cutworm reporting tool), relatively low numbers of diamondback moth on pheromone traps in the 4th week of monitoring and relatively low pea leaf weevil numbers so far based on field assessments completed in southern Alberta to date.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (June 4, 2018)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (May 22-28, 2018)
• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (May 29, 2018)

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (view the June 4, 2018 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (view the June 5, 2018 edition).

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


Manitoba‘s Insect and Disease Update for 2018 will be posted soon. Review the most recent updated (May 30, 2018) prepared by John Gavloski and Holly Derksen. The insect update notes flea beetles in canola and cutworms.

Saskatchewan‘s Crop Production News for 2018 is now posted. Access Report #1 posted May 31, 2018, and be sure to review the articles posted for flea beetles and pea leaf weevils to prepare for field scouting. Also know that Saskatchewan growers can review diamondback moth pheromone trap counts in the upper right of the diamondback moth page.

Access Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land for insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted on May 31, 2018) and highlights scouting for flea beetles with the warmer weather, glassy cutworms in perennial forages crops and more recently in the irrigated acres to the south of the province (please report using online cutworm reporting tool), relatively low numbers of diamondback moth on pheromone traps in the 4th week of monitoring and relatively low pea leaf weevil numbers so far based on field assessments completed in southern Alberta to date.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (May 28, 2018)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (May 22-28, 2018)
• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (May 22, 2018)

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (view the May 29, 2018 edition).

• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (view the May 30, 2018 edition).

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2018 will be posted soon. Watch for updates prepared by John Gavloski.

Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News for 2018 will be posted soon. Watch for updates prepared by James Tansey and Carter Peru.  

Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land for insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted on May 24, 2018) highlighted flea beetles and need to scout carefully to apply the action threshold of 25% of the cotyledon leaf area consumed, use of the online cutworm reporting tool, and low numbers of diamondback moth so far this spring.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (May 22, 2018)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (May 15-21, 2018)
• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (May 15, 2018)

The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (view the May 21, 2018 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (view the May 19, 2018 edition).


Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2018 will be posted soon. Watch for updates prepared by John Gavloski.

Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News for 2018 will be posted soon. Watch for updates prepared by James Tansey and Carter Peru.  

Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land for insect pest updates from Scott Meers. The most recent Call of the Land (posted on May 15, 2018) highlights the importance of wireworms in field crops and describes how growers can collaborate with AAFC entomologists (Dr. Haley Catton) by baiting grain fields in an effort to obtain wireworm specimens to further their research efforts.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (May 14, 2018)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (May 1-7, 2018)
• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (May 8, 2018)


The following crop reports are also available:
• The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces a Crop Progress Report (view the May 14, 2018 edition).
• The USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (view the May 15, 2018 edition).

Crop reports

Across the Canadian prairies, crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (August 21, 2017)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (August 15-21, 2017)

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (August 18, 2017)


Additionally:
• The USDA Crop Progress Report is available online but here is a PDF copy of the report for August 21, 2017.

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


● Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2017 is prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya and read Issue #13 (posted August 16, 2017) noting soybean aphids as field near the R6 stage and high levels of bertha armyworm larvae from some fields in western Manitoba.

● Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News – 2017 – Issue #6 includes an overview of late-season insect pests (bertha armyworm, diamondback moth, thistle caterpillar, soybean aphid, cabbage seedpod weevil, pea leaf weevil emerging flea beetles and grasshopper surveying) and Pre-Harvest Intervals (PHI) as well as important monitoring information for bins.

● Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land and access the most recent Insect Update (August 24, 2017) provided by Scott Meers. That report describes wheat stem sawfly surveying underway that scouts for cut stems to assess risk for 2018, white fluff balls at the top of canola that are actually parasitoid puparia or soon-to-be beneficial wasps that attack then emerge from a lepidopteran host, and the emergence of new-season red turnip beetles that will overwinter this fall.

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


● Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2017 is prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya and read Issue #13 (posted August 16, 2017) noting soybean aphids as field near the R6 stage and high levels of bertha armyworm larvae from some fields in western Manitoba.

● Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News – 2017 – Issue #5 includes information related to value of late-season disease scouting and record keeping, critical periods for crop water use, and leaving tall-stubble at harvest.

● Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land and access the most recent Insect Update (August 17, 2017) provided by Scott Meers. That report notes that diamondback moth are starting to pupate in central and southern fields in the province yet late canola may still need monitoring for DBM larvae, bedstraw hawkmoth larvae (~2.5″ long) have been spotted in canola feeding on volunteer cleavers, the beginning of post-harvest survey for wheat midge and wheat stem sawfly across the province, plus the Agricultural Fieldmen are now ~30% completed the annual grasshopper survey with data coming in already.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (August 14, 2017)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (August 8-14, 2017)

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (August 8, 2017)


Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


● Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2017 is prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya and read Issue #11 (posted August 2, 2017) noting diamondback moth exceeding economic thresholds in some fields, higher numbers of soybean aphids but the appearance of natural enemies in response to their prey (so growers may refer to the Soybean Aphid App to help monitor and manage that pest), and high levels of bertha armyworm larvae have been scouted in Holland and Austin areas.

● Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News – 2017 – Issue #4 includes information related to soybean pests prepared by Joel Peru. That report includes an update on scouting and management tips for painted lady butterflies (also described in Week 6) and Aphanomyces root rot.  A reminder to watch for the final bertha armyworm pheromone trap counts update on the 2017 map.

● Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land and access the most recent Insect Update (August 3, 2017) provided by Scott Meers. This week diamondback moth numbers have exploded in southern Alberta so canola growers need to be scouting right up to swathing but be aware of Pre-harvest intervals! The annual grasshopper survey begins the first week of August for that province’s Agricultural Fieldmen. In central Alberta,
Red turnip beetle are now starting to feed, mate and lay eggs that overwinter. Painted lady butterfly – the 2nd generation is starting to fly and lay eggs now so sunflower, soybean and borage growers need to continue to monitor.

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


● Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2017 is prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya and read Issue #10 (posted July 26, 2017) noting diamondback moth exceeding economic thresholds in some fields within the southwest and Gladstone areas, cereal aphids and soybean aphids plus the appearance of green cloverworm in some eastern Manitoba soybean fields.


● Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News – 2017 – Issue #4 includes information related to soybean pests prepared by Joel Peru. That report includes an update on scouting and management tips for painted lady butterflies (also described in Week 6) and Aphanomyces root rot. 

Additionally, Danielle Stephens with Sask Ag reported that bertha moth counts in pheromone traps appears to have peaked over most areas of Saskatchewan during the week of July 17th. Cooperators operating BAW traps are asked to take down their traps the week of August 2nd and to submit their counts but also thanked for their ongoing support which makes the 2017 map possible.

● Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land and access the most recent Insect Update (July 27, 2017) provided by Scott Meers. That reports notes surveying is underway targeting a ‘new’ midge in canola, continued scouting needed for diamondback moth with larval populations exceeding thresholds in a few canola fields at early pod stages in southern Alberta, appearance of low numbers of wheat leaf miner which is typically an occasional pest but seems to be accompanied by its parasitoid by K. Fry this year.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (July 24, 2017)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (July 18-24, 2017)

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (July 18, 2017)


Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


● Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2017 is prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya and read Issue #9 (posted July 19, 2017) noting the continued presence of thistle caterpillar (Vanessa cardui) and their webbing in some soybean fields, aphids in some cereal and pea fields and diamondback moth near the economic threshold in some canola fields in the Central region. Reminder – Cumulative counts of bertha armyworm generated from weekly counts in Manitoba can be accessed here.

● Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News – 2017 – Issue #4 includes information related to soybean pests prepared by Joel Peru. That report includes an update on scouting and management tips for painted lady butterflies (also described in Week 6) and Aphanomyces root rot. 


● Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land and access the most recent Insect Update (July 20, 2017) provided by Scott Meers.
That report notes emergence of second generation of painted lady butterflies (V. cardui) which should be monitored closely in borage, soybeans and any plant in the sunflower family, but also watch volunteer thistle in canola since the larvae will move onto the latter if the thistle is consumed. Both cabbage butterfly and yellowish imported cabbage worm butterflies are active and laying eggs in cabbage and canola in that province. The wheat midge flight is nearly done but continue to scout late wheat that is still flowering. Finally, pea leaf weevil and cabbage seedpod weevil numbers appear to be lower in 2017 compared to 2016 which is good news.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (July 17, 2017)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (July 11-17, 2017)

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (July 11, 2017)


Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


● Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2017 is prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya and read Issue #7 (posted July 5, 2017) noting the presence of thistle caterpillar (Vanessa cardui) and larval populations of diamondback moth reaching economically significant levels in the southwest of that province. Cumulative counts of bertha armyworm generated from weekly counts in Manitoba can be accessed here.

● Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News – 2017 – Issue #3 includes the insect update prepared by Scott Hartley and Danielle Stephens. That report includes an update on the red bugs in canola (also described in Week 8) and how to submit samples to that provincial lab, very low numbers of diamondback moth in pheromone traps across that province, initial low numbers of bertha armyworm in pheromone traps, and cabbage seedpod weevil.


● Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land and access the most recent Insect Update (July 5, 2017) provided by Scott Meers. That report notes migration of painted lady butterflies which feed on thistles but also soybeans, sunflowers, and dry beans. Soybean and sunflower producers will need to carefully follow the development of a second generation of V. cardui as it could affect those crops by mid-July. Additionally, d
iamondback moth are more numerous than in previous seasons so careful scouting will be required during early pod stages in canola as that stage is the most susceptible to yield losses.


Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (July 10, 2017)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (June 27-July 3, 2017)

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (July 4, 2017)


Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


● Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2017 is prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya and read Issue #7 (posted July 5, 2017) noting the presence of thistle caterpillar (Vanessa cardui) and larval populations of diamondback moth reaching economically significant levels in the southwest of that province. Cumulative counts of bertha armyworm generated from weekly counts in Manitoba can be accessed here.

● Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News – 2017 – Issue #3 includes the insect update prepared by Scott Hartley and Danielle Stephens. That report includes an update on the red bugs in canola (also described in Week 8) and how to submit samples to that provincial lab, very low numbers of diamondback moth in pheromone traps across that province, initial low numbers of bertha armyworm in pheromone traps, and cabbage seedpod weevil.


● Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land and access the most recent Insect Update (July 5, 2017) provided by Scott Meers. That report notes migration of painted lady butterflies which feed on thistles but also soybeans, sunflowers, and dry beans. Soybean and sunflower producers will need to carefully follow the development of a second generation of V. cardui as it could affect those crops by mid-July. Additionally, d
iamondback moth are more numerous than in previous seasons so careful scouting will be required during early pod stages in canola as that stage is the most susceptible to yield losses.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (July 4, 2017)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (June 27-July 3, 2017)

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (June 27, 2017)

Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 


● Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2017 is prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya and read Issue #5 (June 21, 2017) noting alfalfa weevil and lingering cutworm issues in that province.

● Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News – 2017 – Issue #2 prepared by Scott Hartley and Danielle Stephens is now posted. It includes updates on how to scout for pea leaf weevil and aster yellows that can occur in all crops. Additionally, very low DBM numbers have been intercepted in pheromone traps deployed throughout Saskatchewan (e.g., seasonal cumulative totals of 10-14 moths per trap were reported “peaks”.


● Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land and access the most recent Insect Update (June 22, 2017) provided by Scott Meers. That report notes cabbage seedpod weevil scouting has begun in southern Alberta, isolated reports of red turnip beetle in a few fields in east-central Alberta, the appearance of early instar grasshoppers (1-3 instar stages) west of Edmonton and in the Peace River region despite the weather, and low pea aphid numbers so far in southern Alberta.

Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (June 19, 2017)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (June 13-19, 2017)
• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (June 13, 2017)


Provincial Insect Pest Reports

Provincial entomologists provide insect pest updates throughout the growing season so we have attempted to link to their most recent information: 



● Manitoba’s Insect and Disease Update for 2017 is prepared by John Gavloski and Pratisara Bajracharya the latest issue (Insect and Disease Update).

● Saskatchewan’s Crop Production News – 2017 – Issue #2 prepared by Scott Hartley and Danielle Stephens is now posted and includes the latest update on pea leaf weevil.

● Watch for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Call of the Land and access the most recent Insect Update provided by Scott Meers.


Crop reports

Crop reports are produced by:
• Manitoba Agriculture, Rural Development (June 12, 2017)
• Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report (May 30-June 5, 2017)
• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Crop Report (June 6, 2017)