Weekly Provincial Summary
Manitoba Agriculture says crop quality varies widely, with southern areas of the province in better condition than areas further north, all dependent on rainfall accumulation and speed of drainage.
Fungicide application is slowing across Manitoba, as crops grow past the appropriate timing windows.
Producers have done much more fungicide application in 2022 than in recent years.
A few insect concerns have popped up in localized spots across Manitoba, with bertha armyworm spraying reported in the Eastern region.
Soybean and pea aphids have been found in those crops, with pea aphid insecticide spraying often occurring with the fungicide pass. Soybean aphids have showed up in localized spots, and remain below thresholds but should be monitored closely.
Grasshopper pest species are present in all regions – mostly confined to field edges and headlands. Feeding damage varies, and has generally remained below economic levels for this time of the season, but some spraying is required.
Some crop protection companies are closely watching local insecticide supplies, as supply chain issues persist and increased demand have stretched supplies.