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Insect Scouting Focus For Saskatchewan

The latest edition of the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Newsletter is out and time to add a few more insects to your scouting list.
In Saskatchewan, diamondback moth catches seem to have slowed down in some areas with hotspots still remaining around Indian Head and Cadillac.
Bertha Armyworm model simulations indicate the first occurrence of larvae could begin later this week in the Saskatoon area.
As for grasshopper development its mainly in the first instar in the Saskatoon area, and in the second instar in the Regina and Swift Current areas. 
Adult wheat midge are expected to start emerging this week in the Saskatoon area with peak numbers expected to hit in mid-July.
Producers should also be watching for wheat midge as the wheat heads start emerging in the field, and simulation models show pea leaf larval numbers continue to increase in the Swift Current area as eggs continue to hatch.  
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