The weather is certainly warming up and it looks like the forecast is for more of the same. Things are getting busy and I’ve got a few things to talk about this week. The first is the start of the Western Bean Cutworm Trapping network. Traps should be set up this week and the data should... Continue reading
It was a busy weekend for pest activity.
Flea beetles in canola continue to be a problem in some areas of the province, particularly Owen Sound, New Liskeard and Meaford. This hot weather is ideal for them to get ahead of the crop. Scout frequently to determine if thresholds have been reached.... Continue reading
Leanne Freitag (of Cargill) informed me this afternoon of some cereal leaf beetle activity in the Clinton area. Adults and eggs were easily found recently and larvae are expected to be feeding soon. Given that the wheat is already near or in the boot stage, it is very important to protect the fl... Continue reading
Ohio colleagues report finding cereal leaf beetle adults and eggs in wheat at various locations there. Ontario usually sees a few hot spots with CLB infestations around the same time that Ohio does so be on the look out.
Best way or worst way to scout, depending on who does your laundry at home,... Continue reading