Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, August 20, 2020 edition (Issue 17).
Otani, J., Weiss, R., Giffen, D., Svendsen, E., Van Baal, F., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, August 20, 2020 edition (Issue 17). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2020/week-17/#post_9677 (retrieved 2020Jan06).
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 17 of the “Weekly Update” for the 2020 growing season.