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In this time of physical distancing, we ask that if you see survey workers working in your field or parked on the roadside, please maintain the 2 metres social distancing recommendation. This will help to keep us all safe as we work to support the agriculture industry in Alberta.
The Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network strives to provide timely, accurate insect management information and resources to support Alberta’s agricultural industry. The success of the network depends on its dedicated partners that assist with surveillance, including:
- agriculture fieldmen
- applied research associations
- Alberta Agriculture and Forestry staff
For questions about the network, contact Shelley Barkley by email at [email protected].
Field entry protocol (PDF, 397 KB)
Live Feed Maps
Insect survey and forecast maps
- Identifying and Scouting Wheat Midge in Alberta
- Field Scouting for Bertha Armyworm
- Sweeping Canola for Lygus Bugs
- Building a Bertha Armyworm Trap
- Proper Sweepnet Technique for the Cabbage Seedpod Weevil
- Building a Wheat Midge Trap
- Building a Swede Midge Trap
- Building a Diamondback Moth Trap
If you see any of these insects, capture them in a container and freeze. Record where you captured them and contact us at [email protected].
Crop invasive species
Swede Midge Contarinia nasturtii
If you find damage to canola plants that looks like Swede midge, email [email protected].
Bronzed Blossom Pollen Beetle Brassicogethes viridescens
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys
Japanese Beetle Popillia japonica
Lesser Grain Borer Rhyzopertha dominica
Western Bean Cutworm (PDF, 3.8 MB) Striacosta albicosta
Ornamental invasive species
Asian Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora glabripennis
Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis
Elm Bark Beetle (Dutch Elm Disease)
Redneck Long-horned Beetle Aromia bungii
Red Lily Beetle Lilioceris lilii
For information about the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network, visit the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network blog.