Coordinated surveillance, forecasting and risk warning systems for field crop insect pests of the prairie ecosystem

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Owen Olfert
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $245,905
Co-Funders: Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
Start Date: 2014
Project Length: 5 Years

To coordinate insect surveillance programs prairie-wide that are designed to keep the Canadian agriculture industry informed of the risks to crop production from pest species and to highlight and conserve their natural enemies in field crops by: i) developing and implementing field surveillance technologies and laboratory assays, ii) developing novel forecast and risk assessment technologies, and iii) develop technology transfer and communication tools