Fields wanted for insect survey

Wheat stem sawfly.
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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is looking for pea and wheat fields for its 2018 insect survey. Teams will survey for pea leaf weevil in late spring, and for wheat midge and wheat stem sawfly in the fall after harvest.

“We are looking for fields that producers would be happy to have us check. For allowing us on their fields, we will provide those producers with a report of the survey results,” said insect management specialist Scott Meers.

Pea fields in Peace Country are of special interest because pea leaf weevil has been confirmed in that area. Meers would also like to increase the number of bertha army worm traps in Alberta.

“We are trying to get four to five traps per county across the province,” said Meers.

For more information, contact Shelley Barkley at [email protected].

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