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Cutworm Pests of Crops on the Canadian Prairies Identification and Management Field Guide

The following is an excerpt from the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Blog

The key to successful cutworm management and limiting their impact is by first correctly identifying the species causing damage. Then, through an understanding of its biology, lifecycle, preferred habitats, behaviour, influences of climate and weather, and interactions with natural enemies and other factors, you can exploit its weaknesses by knowing when to control (susceptible stage and time of day) and only when it makes economic sense. Learning how to recognize damage, detect the species (scouting), and take advantage of natural processes are additional important elements in a management strategy.”  

Download: Cutworm Pests of Crops on the Canadian Prairies (7 MB) [Funding for preparation of this publication was provided by the Canola Council of Canada]


2016 Weed Survey

Weed Survey Says to Watch for Yellow Foxtail! – Jeanette Gaultier (Manitoba Agriculture)
Residual Weed Population Shifts in Manitoba – 1978 to 2016  – J. Leeson, J. Gaultier & L. Grenkow – Poster Presentation from 2016 Manitoba Agronomists Conference


NEW Business & Economics Resources from Manitoba Agriculture

Crop Production Costs – 2017 (XLS 362 KB or PDF 713 KB)

CROPPLAN Management Calculator (XLS 1.8 MB) – enables farmers to estimate the annual cash cost of producing field crops on their land.

The Farm Machinery Custom and Rental Rate Guide (PDF 966 KB) can help estimate these costs and provide the information you need to maximize farm profitability. Download the macro enabled excel spreadsheet version: 2016/17 Saskatchewan and Manitoba Farm Machinery Custom and Rental Rate Guide Calculator (XLS 737 KB).

Grain Drying Cost Calculator 2016 (XLS 149 KB)