Pheromones in the Field: Monitoring Bertha Armyworm Populations

Yeah, I am a bit of a nerd, but who wouldn’t be terribly excited to be a part of the Alberta Pest Monitoring Network (APMN)? Setting up the bertha armyworm pheromone traps last week required battling the mosquito cavalry, but the mozzies were no match for my baggy sweater and good help. The traps were on duty by noon on June 17th.We decided to set the traps just off of a lease road, on the west side of a canola field. This will hopefully benefit their operation in a few ways:The road provides easy access to the family members I…

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