Monitoring the Winds

Diamond-back moth is an insect that is “imported” each year from the southern United States and Mexico. The insect is carried on strong winds from the south into the canola growing areas of western Canada. Again this season, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are keeping an eye on the wind. Wind trajectories at the altitude where diamond-back moth fly are being closely watched.  This monitoring can be an early indicator for a potential diamond back moth threat.  So far the trajectories have not been favorable for diamond-back moth transportation/importation.