While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could help to reduce our potential for pest damage, past experience tells us that the most serious pests we deal with are unlikely to be impacted much by these conditions.
Scott Meers, insect management specialist for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, discusses the need for canola growers to keep an eye out for unwanted pests due to cooler soil temperatures being seen across western Canada.
For the past few years, folks in Pennsylvania have heard reports from Midwestern states of continuous corn growers struggling to control populations of western corn rootworms that developed resistance to some Bt corn varieties.
Record-high populations of alfalfa weevils are present this year. Monitoring for alfalfa weevils has been conducted since the last week of April and it wasn't until the last week of May that significant numbers were observed.
Registration for the Soil Health Field Day at Burr Oak Farms & Unruh Cover Cropping in Lewiston, Minn., is open. Topics covered include roller-crimping, alternative forages, a drone seeding demo and seeding equipment.
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