Thursday, 7 May 2015

This Week at the Farm (May 8, 2015)

First Traps of the 2015 Season!  This week, the IPM Program at Beaverlodge was again busy in the field setting up and collecting our insect pest monitoring traps.  At this time of the year, Flea Beetle and Diamondback Moth monitoring is important.
In this photo, Kaitlin sets up the first Diamondback Moth and Flea Beetle traps of the 2015 season which will be monitored weekly near Beaverlodge AB. Yellow sticky card traps will reveal the species diversity and relative numbers of flea beetles in canola fields whereas Diamondback Moth pheromone traps will detect the initial arrival of moths to canola fields.

Jadin Chahade