Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is working to learn more about Peritrechus convivus, the little red bugs farmers have been finding in their fields. A species of dirt-coloured seed bug in the family Rhyparochromidae, P convivus is often spotted in its nymph form, which is far from the colour of the soil in the prairies, with… Read More

There are several species of aphid that are a pest on several crop types, but on the bright side, there’s only one species of aphid canola farmers need to worry about. As Sean Prager, assistant professor of plant sciences at the University of Saskatchewan explains, it’s the green peach aphid, or Myzus persicae, that causes… Read More

Myscosphaerella blight — more commonly known as ascochyta — can cause significant devastation in pea, lentil, chickpeas and even faba bean crops. Robyne Bowness Davidson, research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, says in this Pulse School episode that farmers should be out scouting for ascochyta just before the crop starts flowering. “You can certainly… Read More

CanolaPALOOZA is an event held across the Prairies that tackles all things canola agronomy — and more. Covering everything from pre-emergence to post-harvest, marketing, and more, canolaPALOOZA offers three separate days of learning in three provinces. The summer can often be filled with field days and trade shows, so the goal of the event is… Read More

 

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