To develop a co-ordinated pest monitoring program designed to keep the agriculture industry informed of the risks to crop production from insect pests by: a) monitoring existing/emerging pest populations; b) forecasting pest damage potential, and quantifying the potential of new invasive species to establish in Canada; and c) producing timely risk warnings.
Lead Researcher (PI): Owen Olfert
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $30,000
Start Date: 2008
Project Length: 3 Years