A Manitoba Insect and Disease Update for the week of June 30 to July 4, 2014 has been posted at: http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/seasonal-reports/insect-report-archive/2014-07-02-insect-update.html
- Information is provided on the potential effects of flooded fields on grasshoppers and wireworms.
- Brown spot and bacterial leaf blight have been occurring in some soybean fields; risk of Fusarium head blight in cereals is high to extremely high.
- Forecasts for emergence of wheat midge and a key parasitoid of wheat midge are provided.
Submitted by: John Gavloski, Entomologist & Vikram Bisht, Pathologist, MAFRD