Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin May 28, 2020 edition.

Citation

Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Trudel, S., Svendsen, E., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O., Barkley, S., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin May 28, 2020 edition. 2020 (5): 1-19. url: https://tinyurl.com/y5t4pbqx

Plain language summary

The concept of a coordinated insect surveillance program for the prairies first took shape in 1997. Since then, the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network (PPMN) has been involved in developing monitoring protocols and in coordinating and conducting insect population monitoring of pests of field crops. The distribution and abundance of insect pests that affect field crops is correlated with climate, weather, agronomic practices, and natural enemies. These factors can be utilized to forecast insect pest populations and better understand where and when crops may be affected.

This report is Issue 5 of the “Weekly Update” for the 2020 growing season.