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 want to know about them as soon as possible. And our voicemails can fill up pretty fast when everyone is asking similar key questions about what is happening and what they need to do about the situation. So I thought I’d help by starting up a blog. This will allow us to get any pest alerts out in realtime, based on what the OMAFRA field crop team and other experts across the province and beyond are seeing. I also encourage anyone else who is out scouting field crops to add their comments in about any pests they are seeing so that we can all stay informed.
And feel free to send in comments on how to improve this blog to make it more useful for you. This is a brand spanking new site and I intend to keep making updates to it.