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Latest Research

Check out these insect-related research findings from entomologists across Canada. They’re Field Hero champions doing important work that can make a difference in your crops.

  • Weather synopsis
    Read about the weather so far this spring across the Canadian prairies. Temperature and precipitation have significant impacts on insect and crop development.

  • Predicted grasshopper development
    Adult grasshoppers, including the migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes, benefited from warm and dry weather late in the summer of 2022. Egg development is currently underway for the pest grasshoppers.
  • Predicted alfalfa weevil development
    Alfalfa weevil (Hypera postica) adults overwinter and could already be laying eggs in some parts of the prairies.
  • Insect of the week
    Flea beetles are an important early-season insect pest across the Canadian prairies. Learn more about their biology and impact in the first Insect of the Week article of 2023.