Thanks for the Heads-up Bob Buis! Bob reports that he has seen a field with 5% of the plants cut by cutworm in the Lighthouse Cove (Tilbury) area. Cutting indicates that the cutworm larvae are bigger and more mature and may be difficult to control. Now that corn fields are emerging, they need ... Continue reading
Since there is not much crop up yet to spot feeding injury on, there really is not much happening yet on the insect front. However, anyone that did push planting and planted into too wet or cool soils, or deep planted may start seeing some issues when the crops starts to emerge. Millipedes and s... Continue reading
Alfalfa Weevil - We are starting to see a lot more alfalfa weevil larvae in the fields we are scouting. Many fields in southwestern Ontario are ready or close to being ready to be cut. I know you are busy trying to get everything planted finally, but I encourage guys to get out and cut the ... Continue reading
I'm heading out to the fields today so I will have more to report on tonight. But at the breakfast meeting yesterday a question about a product label came up and I thought it would be handy to provide you with the link to PMRA's Label Search Site at: http://pr-rp.pmra-arla.gc.ca/portal/page?_pag... Continue reading
Just in case some of you are keen and plan to be scotuing this long weekend, there are a few critters you should be watching for.
Alfalfa weevil (AW) larvae are starting in some fields. So far just the smaller 1st and 2nd instars but warmer weather will help them grow too. Stay ahead of any inf... Continue reading
You found it! Yes, it is me, Tracey...just in case you were wondering if there could be another Baute out there that is a bug geek. Maybe there is but I beat them to the blog name. After 9 years on the job (wow..9 years), I've learned that when pest infestations start up, you guys need and w... Continue reading