Crop disease, pest survey needs farmers

Got bugs in your bins? Researchers want to hear from you.

Ag Canada’s Prairie Biovigilance Network needs farmers for two surveys, one for leaf disease in wheat fields and another for insects occurring in grain bins.

The network is a multidisciplinary group seeking ways to reduce pest problems, insects, weeds, and diseases in western Canadian crops and to raise awareness regarding the prevalence, variability and impact of leaf diseases and stored grain insects across the Prairies.

Data summaries and recommendations will be sent back to collaborating producers to inform them of the diseases and pests present in their operation and how their levels compare with other Prairie producers.

To participate contact Kelly Turkington ([email protected] or 403-848-1837) or Brent McCallum ([email protected]). 

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