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There are five to six species of wireworm native to Alberta and no way to control them.

Fields with wireworms needed for 2018 research

The beetle larvae can live in the soil for up to five years, and there are no insecticides available to control

Wireworms are a big problem in Alberta fields, and an entomologist is seeking help from farmers to find ways to control them. “We have a lot to learn about wireworms,” said Haley Catton who works at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Lethbridge research station. “We need to do a lot more research to figure out how […] Read more

Breanne Tidemann is looking at an area — alternative weed management — that could be a lifesaver as herbicide resistance continues its relentless march.

They’ve got your back — meet four new Alberta researchers

Ag Canada’s newest researchers are working on issues that hurting or holding back producers today — or will in the future


Agriculture and Agri-food Canada hired four new scientists in Alberta this past spring. Here’s a quick introduction to the newest additions to the research community: Nitynanda (Nitya) Khanal Integrated forage crops management, Beaverlodge The forage research position at Beaverlodge had been vacant for years following a retirement. But not any more — although it was […] Read more