Being on top of insect pests’ emergence or arrival can be crucial for their control, says Jordan Bannerman, an entomologist at the University of Manitoba. The timing can be influenced by weather patterns like storm fronts and temperatures. And when scouting, producers should spend as much time looking for predators as for the target insect. If there’s enough predators, it may not be necessary to spray. Click here to read more.
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Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.