Pests
Alberta Agriculture releases the 2019 Wheat Midge Forecast Map, Pea Leaf Weevil Survey and the 2019 Wheat Stem Sawfly Forecast Map, allowing producers to make informed decisions on which pest threats to watch and seed treatments to use. 
Published in Insect Pests
Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) and Certified Crop Science Consultants (CCSC) can now test their canola knowledge with the Canola Council of Canada's annual exam with the opportunity to receive six credits if they pass.
Published in Canola
Canola Watch breaks down the top 10 agronomy challenges for canola Prairie growers in 2018, compiled by the Canola Council of Canada agronomy team. From high-moisture canola at harvest to clubroot concerns, the team also provides a variety of grower resources for more information.
Published in Canola
Several types of plant compounds, such as flavonoids and isoflavonoids, are known to discourage insects from feeding on plants. What are the types and amounts of these compounds in Ontario soybean cultivars?
Published in Insect Pests
Plant health partners in Canada, from industry associations to academia, come together to establish the Canadian Plant Health Council to collectively address evolving risks to plant and animal resources.
Published in Corporate News
Cabbage seedpod weevil was first found in canola crops in southern Alberta in 1995, and has since spread to central Alberta, much of Saskatchewan and recently reached Manitoba. Originally, a nominal threshold level canola growers were advised to spray was three to six weevils per one 180-degree sweep at the early flower stage based on experience from Washington State.
Published in Insect Pests
2018 was a bad year for flea beetles in Manitoba canola, according to John Gavloski, extension entomologist for Manitoba Agriculture.
Published in Canola
Recent scouting efforts and grower calls have indicated an increased presence of corn earworm in Ontario corn fields, according to OMAFRA's latest crop report. Some fields have reported high levels of the pest and late planted fields are the most at risk.
Published in Insect Pests
OMAFRA staff share their 2018 seasonal insect pest summary for the province of Ontario. Swede midge, armyworm and western bean cutworm were not big problems for canola, wheat and corn compared to previous years. In contrast, pests like cereal leaf beetle, alfalfa weevil, soybean aphids and pea aphids reached thresholds in some fields.
Published in Insect Pests
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.
Published in Corporate News
Quinoa growers commonly find goosefoot groundling moth, tarnished plant bug, quinoa downy mildew, and Passalora leaf spot each season in Ontario quinoa fields. 
Published in Insect Pests
Health Canada has announced its plan to phase out most uses of the neonicotinoids clothianidin and thiamethoxam, citing that the two insecticides are being measured at levels harmful to aquatic insects.
Published in Insecticides
In Ontario there are a few pests to be concerned about before crops are harvested. OMAFRA's field crop team breaks down how to look for and treat Western bean cutworm, bean leaf beetle, stink and tarnished plant bugs in their latest crop report. 
Published in Insect Pests
Fortenza insecticide is now registered as a soybean seed treatment for control of below-ground pests such as European chafer, June beetle, wireworm and seed corn maggot, according to a release by Syngenta Canada. 
Published in Insecticides
The latest crop report covers post-harvest weed management and pest control for corn, soybeans and edible beans.
Published in Agronomy
Without resistant wheat varieties, wheat midge would be causing about $60 million in damages per year on the Canadian Prairies, according to Curt McCartney, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). “There is a strong incentive to have resistant varieties for farmers,” he says.
Published in Agronomy
A research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in P.E.I is investigating natural ways to deal with pests that damage cabbage, canola and potatoes. 
Published in Insect Pests
Early season root rot has been reported in both soybeans and sunflowers, according to Manitoba Agriculture's Insect and Disease update. 
Published in Diseases
Armyworm has been spotted at low levels in winter wheat fields, increasing the need to scout for this pest in spring cereals and mixed forages.
Published in Insect Pests
With high canola prices relative to other commodities, the temptation to run continuous canola is high. But does it really pay in the short term? A research study shows that net returns aren’t necessarily better, and that insect and disease pressures increase over time.
Published in Canola
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