Top Crop Manager

Inputs: The Podcast
The buzz on the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network with Meghan Vankosky

January 31, 2023
By Top Crop Manager


Insect pests are a fact of life in agriculture. Having an idea of what is coming in the season ahead is just one of the benefits of tracking what’s in your fields and knowing what’s happening in the fields a town – or a province – over. Thanks to a group of entomologists and ag collaborators, the Prairies are being kept well-informed.

In this episode of Inputs, co-host Dylan Sjolie speaks with Meghan Vankosky, an agricultural entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Saskatoon Research and Development Centre and co-chair of the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network (PPMN). She discusses the PPMN – what it is, how it came to be, and what insects it mainly monitors – as well as insect trends observed on the Prairies in 2022 and what the population maps indicate is likely to happen in 2023.

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Support for this episode provided by FCC Next-Gen.