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Wanted: Swede midge trap co-operators

Apr. 13, 2015 - The Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network is looking for people to manage Swede midge traps in Beaver, Minburn, Wetaskiwin, Lamont, Two Hills and Smoky Lake Counties.

What is involved:
- The Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network provides the trapping kits
- Trap managers set up traps in canola fields
- Trap managers make weekly trap visits to change the cards (10-12 weeks depending on canola)
- Trap managers send sticky cards to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Saskatoon for identification (AAFC pays shipping costs)
- Trap managers will get the results returned once they are analyzed.

The Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network is looking for 15-17 new sites.

If you are interested, please contact bugs.r.us@gov.ab.ca, or call Alberta Pest Surveillance System at 310-APSS.

 

 


April 14, 2015
By Top Crop Manager

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