A Manitoba Insect and Disease Update for the week of June 23-27, 2014 has been posted at: http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/seasonal-reports/insect-report-archive/2014-06-24-insect-update.html
A few quick highlights from the update:
- Fusarium head blight risk is currently high for winter wheat close to or already heading.
- Rhizoctonia root rot is also being seen in some soybean fields.
- Cutworms remain a concern in some areas, although levels of larvae should start to decline as they pupate.
Submitted by: John Gavloski, Entomologist & Vikram Bisht, Pathologist, MAFRD