Crop Scouting Guides

Scouting your cereal, oilseed or pulse crops? These guides will help you identify the beneficial insects in your fields that are predators of yield-robbing insect pests.

Cereal Scouting Guide Oilseed Scouting Guide Pulse Scouting Guide

Pest Scouting Guides

Get to know the most common pests in your fields and the beneficial insects that help to control them.

Aphid Scouting Guide Cutworm Scouting Guide Diamondback Moth Scouting Guide Bertha Armyworm Moth Scouting Guide

Sweep Net Scouting Tips

Planning to sweep your cereal, oilseed or pulse crops? Download these handy reference sheets to help you identify the contents of your sweep net.

Cereal Avengers Oilseed Avengers Pulse Avengers

Sweep Net Video Series

Meghan Vankosky, Entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, breaks down sweep net technique in this how-to video series.

How to sweep a field

What’s in my sweep net?

Why use a sweep net?

Pests and Predators Podcast Series

Learn about the pests in your crops and the beneficial insects that prey on them!

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6