The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture’s (SMA) crop pest (insect and disease) surveys will begin shortly, which requires surveyors to enter into the fields.

Crop pest surveys generally begin during mid-April and continue into the fall. Data gathered from these surveys is used to generate forecast and incidence maps, pest reports, and help us gain an understanding of pest distribution and associated crop damage.

To read more about what specific pulse pest surveys will be conducted this year, as well as how you can be involved in the surveys, contact Carter Peru with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.