Thursday, 11 February 2016

Preparing for Spring

Here's some information and links that grower may find helpful as they start to think towards Spring.....

Link here to open our downloadable Canola Insect Scouting Chart.  You can print it but it’s also designed as a hyperlinked pdf file.  Each insect name can be clicked and it will take you directly to the page within the new “Field Crop and Forage Pests and their Natural Enemies in Western Canada”.  That complete guide is available as a free download both for printing or as an enhanced digital version.

We also encourage people to bookmark or subscribe to the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Blog (for Weekly Updates and to access Risk & Forecast Maps produced during the grower season).  That Blog is active during the growing season.

I also mention the Manitoba Cutworm Fact Sheet with the nominal cutworm thresholds which is located at:

For Albertans, the Cutworm Reporting tool which also maps will be located in the Spring at:$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/prm13779

Also keep the Syngenta flea beetle scouting pdf on hand – it’s a great visual guide to help assess percent defoliation.