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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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 email@example.com to sign up for 2022!