Swede midge trap managers wanted

Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network is looking to set up 15 to 17 new sites

The Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network is looking for people to manage Swede midge traps in Beaver, Minburn, Wetaskiwin, Two Hills and Smoky Lake counties.

Managers need to set up traps in canola fields (trapping kits provided); make weekly trap visits to change the cards (10 to 12 weeks depending on canola); and send the sticky cards to Agriculture Canada in Saskatoon for identification (shipping costs are paid). Once analyzed, the trap managers will have the results returned to them. The AIPMN is looking to set up 15 to 17 new sites.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 310-APSS.

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