Some people are bean counters, but Scott Meers chose instead to be a bug counter. Now, let’s start off by saying that Meers, insect management specialist for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, absolutely knows that not all insects are bugs. But when it comes to extension and making insect management accessible, Meers knows full well that… Read More

Wheat School - The Destruction of Wheat Midge - Scott Meers

Wheat midge is something that traditionally, farmers in Alberta have not been too concerned about. It was always more of a Saskatchewan issue. Over the past few years however, as we have moved to wetter springs and summers, conditions have changed enough for the pest to become a greater concern. Wheat midge is a pest… Read More

Wheat School 2011 - The Cereal Leaf Beetle - Scott Meers

The cereal leaf beetle traditionally has been a minor pest in Canada.  Western Canada has begun to see some of the damage as it has moved north from the United States.  Scott Meers, Alberta Agriculture states that the cereal leaf beetle has not yet moved above Highway One but should still be a concern for… Read More

Wheat midge damage occurs regularly in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and southern British Columbia. This year in particular it will be important to scout for midge because the ideal conditions — delayed seeding and high moisture — create a high risk situation says Scott Meers, of Mayland Consulting in this episode of Wheat School. The upside… Read More

It’s an exciting day — the first of three at FarmTech in Edmonton, Alta., and a special live recording of the show. In today’s episode, hear: Today’s top ag news with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; Jerome Isaac, director with Alberta Pulse Growers, talks about FarmTech; Scott Meers, entomologist with Alberta Agriculture announces his retirement, and of… Read More

Every year the planning committee behind Edmonton’s renowned FarmTech conference recognizes someone who has made “an outstanding contribution to Alberta’s cropping industry.” This year’s award recipient is well-known to the agriculture community for his commitment to extension, people, and the industry he loves. Scott Meers graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s Degree… Read More

Tuesday’s radio podcast, on-location from CanolaPalooza at Lacombe, Alberta, featuring an all-star lineup of canola agronomy experts, including Gregory Sekulic, Dilantha Fernando, Clint Jurke, Neil Harker and Scott Meers. Join us for RealAg Radio every weekday afternoon — 4pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS