To provide valuable information useful for several important components of pest management for new and emerging pest organisms including: i) detection of new and emerging pest species, both insect and disease ii) characterization of existing pest species populations and their effects on production iii) weather data to develop infestation and developmental models to facilitate control decisions/options, and iv) extension and awareness initiatives.
Lead Researcher (PI): Jim Broatch
Institution: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Total WGRF Funding: $65,700
Co-Funders: Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund
Start Date: 2014
Project Length: 2 Years