A “Summary of Insects on Crops in Manitoba in 2014” is now posted on the MAFRD website.
This report is based partially on observation by myself and my summer assistant. A large part of this information, however, is based on observations and reports from farm production advisors, agronomists, farmers, and others who contributed information over the season. This information was helpful in providing timely updates on where and when insects were of concern throughout the season, and it is a compilation of this data that makes up this summary. Thank you very much to those who contributed information over the growing season.
Note also that the information in the summary is what has been observed personally or reported, and may not be complete in many instances. Although we encourage the reporting of information on insect populations and control to make our weekly updates as complete and useful as possible, some areas of high insect populations and areas where control took place may not have been reported.
For more information on insects, visit the Insect Pages on the MAFRD website.
John Gavloski, is an entomologist at the Crops Knowledge Centre with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development