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Alfalfa weevils in their various stages (larvae, pupae, adult) of growth development

Pests starting to emerge after cool spring

Spring’s late arrival has caused all kinds of grief for farmers, but their insect foes take it all in stride. Pests such as the pea leaf weevil benefit from something called “facultative diapause,” provincial insect specialist Scott Meers tweeted during the May 7 edition of #ABbugchat. “Which is a fancy word for if it’s cold […] Read more



Pea leaf weevil

Twitter the newest weapon in the war against crop pests

An innovative farm tool uses Twitter to give producers breaking bug news and tips, as well as allowing them to ask questions and provide insect updates from their areas

Watch out for cabbage seed pod weevil if you farm south of the Trans-Canada, and producers in the western and southern-central parts of the province should be on the lookout because bertha army worms may be marching in your direction. Those were two of the take-aways from the first 2014 #ABbugchat — the Twitter hashtag […] Read more