There were a couple of reports of red turnip beetle infestations in northwest Manitoba and in the southern Peace region of Alberta. This insect moves into a field by migrating from a neighboring field that was in canola last year. As a result, control can usually be achieved with perimeter spraying. More information on this insect is available at:
Wind trajectories continue to be monitored by AAFC as a possible early indicator for diamond back moth. Trajectories observed last week and over the weekend were from the southern United States and Mexico. These winds had the potential to transport diamond back moths into western Canada. Anyone monitoring with traps should be checking closely within the next week to determine if that is indeed the situation.