The purpose of the updates is to compile information on insects and diseases of current concern to those growing or monitoring crops in Manitoba, and present a summarized weekly report that can alert farmers and agronomists to concerns in their region. This relies on insect and disease observations and concerns being reported by those monitoring crops. So the cooperation of agronomists and farmers in providing information for these reports is greatly appreciated. Results of insect and disease monitoring programs will also be presented in these reports.
A Manitoba Insect and Disease Update for May 13, 2014 has been posted at: http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/seasonal-reports/insect-report-archive/insect-report-2014-05-13.html
HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?
Agronomists, Farmers, Farm Production Advisors, and others scouting crops: Please remember to send in reports of insects or plant diseases over the growing season so we can make these updates as complete as possible, and alert farmers and agronomists where and to what degree insects and pathogens are of concern or being controlled.
Information can be sent to:
John Gavloski (MAFRD Entomologist): [email protected]
Vikram Bisht (MAFRD Plant Pathologist): [email protected]