A Manitoba Insect and Disease Update for the week of July 14-18, 2014 has been posted at: http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/seasonal-reports/insect-report-archive/insect-update-2014-07-16.html
- Flowering canola crop needs to be protected against white mold since there have been many rain events lately.
- Phytophthora root rot of soybean has started showing up, especially in flooded fields.
- Early lesions of sunflower rust have been found in a 2nd location.
- Alfalfa weevil levels were quite noticeable in some alfalfa fields, but they are now starting to pupate, so levels are declining.
Submitted by: John Gavloski, Entomologist & Vikram Bisht, Pathologist, MAFRD