Call for submissions for Pest Management Research Report
By Top Crop Manager
The Pest Management Centre is inviting submissions for its 2018 Pest Management Research Report (PMRR), an annual resource on integrated pest management of insect pests and plant diseases significant to the agri-food industry in Canada.
The Pest Management Centre complies the research report for the Canadian Phytopathological Society, in cooperation with the Entomological Society of Canada.
The PMRR is published annually as a compilation of research reports by federal and provincial government, university and industry research and advisory personnel. These reports aid the development of recommendations for insect and disease management programs throughout Canada. They report on all aspects of pest management, including cultivar and management responses, and are available to support the registration of pest control products.
The PMRR is published only in electronic format and 1995-2017 editions are available online for viewing and download at phytopath.ca/publication/pmrr/.
The PMRR also includes a section, “Surveys and Outbreaks – Insects and Mites,” to fill the information gap left by the loss of the publication of Canadian Agricultural Insect Pest Review.
Results of field surveys to assess presence, abundance and distribution of new or established species can be reported in this section in the same format as for other reports in the PMRR. Reports of insect and mite outbreaks should include acreage of crop infested and location(s), control actions taken or product(s) used to minimize crop loss, crop loss assessment where possible, and results of control actions.
The Pest Management Centre details submission guidelines, also available in French, for anyone wishing to contribute to the report. Reports may be submitted in English or French and should not exceed two pages.
Instructions for submitting research reports are attached as documents within this article and the first deadline is Dec. 3, 2018.
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