Pest and Disease Outlook 2020

Pest and Disease Outlook 2020

Top pest and disease concerns in Alberta for the coming year.  After a couple of dry years, 2019 was a wetter year in most areas of Alberta, at least in the second half of the growing season, which allowed some crop diseases to rear their ugly heads. This may very...
A Reminder About Bertha Armyworm

A Reminder About Bertha Armyworm

What to keep in mind now that trap reports are coming in and garnering a fair amount of attention. “Some agrologists and producers have been asking for bertha armyworm traps and lures to do their own trapping,” says Scott Meers, insect management specialist with...
Flea Beetles: Why Do They Seem Worse?

Flea Beetles: Why Do They Seem Worse?

Calls to our agronomists, insecticide sales at retailers and Twitter comments all point to a worse-than-usual flea beetle situation this year. The simplest reason seems the most logical: Warm and dry weather favours flea beetle emergence and activity. Warm...