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Bugs helping control bugs in Alberta

Reading Time: < 1 minute In his weekly Call of the Land interview, Alberta Agriculture insect specialist Scott Meers says wheat midge are now emerging across the province. “Interestingly enough, they’re actually coming out first in the Peace and just this week they’re starting to come out across the rest of the province,” Meers said. Recent warm weather should mean […] Read more

Weekly Alberta insect report

Heavy wheat midge pressure in the Peace

Reading Time: < 1 minute In his weekly Call of the Land radio interview, Alberta Agriculture insect management specialist Scott Meers reports from the Peace River area, where wheat midge are coming “en masse.” He has recommendations for monitoring and whether to take control measures. Meers says root maggot damage in canola is more extreme this year with insects girdling […] Read more



Alberta insect forecasts for 2014

Maps indicate where insects could be a problem for growing season

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has posted its annual insect forecast maps online. The maps indicate where insects could be an issue during the growing season and can help in formulating plans for seeding and pest control. “The biggest new insect issue is wheat midge in the Fahler area of the Peace area as well […] Read more