Alberta weekly pest update

Crop insect conditions as of June 25

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Conditions have been hot and dry across much of Alberta. What has this meant for insect populations and their pressure on crops? Insects that like the dry heat such as flea beetles and grasshoppers comprise the usual suspects, but there are several others as well.

In his weekly ‘Call of the Land’ broadcast, Scott Meers offers tips on what producers can do to keep these bugs at bay and which bug to keep an eye on over the next seven days.

To listen to Scott’s broadcast on the Alberta Agriculture website, click here.

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