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Beef up your Silage Program with Inoculants

Take a look at the new article from Progressive Dairyman by Dr. Bob Charley & Dr. Renato Schmidt regarding the importance of silage inoculants (specifically L.Buchneri inoculant) for your management needs on farm. Charley & Schmidt – Beef up your silage program with inoculants – Progre…

Ministry Update July 20, 2018 re: ArmyWorm & Rootworm

True Armyworm:  corn root damge by rootworm July        corn trap and beetles July        true armyworm trap moth and larvae We have been monitoring for adult moths with pheromone traps in the Fraser Valley and on Vancouver Island from early May onwards.  You may see our green bucket traps or possibly wing traps (flat white sticky traps) around, along fence lines or field edges.  The traps are checked weekly and any armyworms […]

NEW!!   JBS Track-Pack Silage Bagger

The original Track-Pack machine has been re-born. Meet the new JBS Track-Pack machine This is a 14′ tunnel machine (10′ & 12′ machines to follow).  It is self-propelled with a Cat C15 540hp engine. 12′ rotor (solid 9″ wide) and feedtable with a full hydraulic drive add to the speed and efficiency of the machine. The unique tracks system gives it the best compaction ability of any bagger on the market without the need of […]

Ministry Update on Army Worm and Rootworm – June2018

An update on the status of Army Worm & Rootworm activity in BC has been sent by the BC Ministry and Ag.  Please see it below: True Armyworm: We have been monitoring for adult moths with pheromone traps in the Fraser Valley and on Vancouver Island from early May onwards.  You may see our green bucket traps or possibly wing traps (flat white sticky traps) around, along fence lines or field edges.  The traps are […]

Western Corn Rootworm Q&A

What do the worms look like? “Worms” are actually thin white larvae of the Western Corn Rootworm beetle.  These larvae can be found in corn root masses and feed on and can destroy the brace roots and main roots of the corn plants. The plant can grow and seem healthy but is weak and can bend (U shaped or ‘goosenecked’ stalks) or lodge later in season, and will appear drought stressed. What do the adults […]

Army Worm Q&A

What do the worms look like? The “worms” are caterpillars (larvae) up to 1.5 inches long (3.5 cm), with brown to black bodies with tan stripes on sides. Heads are tan and mottled with darker lines. Larvae have 6 instars (stages) with the last three stages being the most damaging to grass hay and corn crops.  Larvae feed for 4-6 weeks, depending on temperature.  There are two generations of larvae in B.C.: June-July and August-September. […]

Pest Alert September 7, 2017

Prepared by Tracy Hueppelsheuser, [email protected] 604-556-3031, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Abbotsford. True Armyworm (Pseudoletia unipuncta or Mythinma unipuncta) second generation larvae have been observed severely damaging grass hay and forage corn in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island. General Locations confirmed with heavy larvae feeding and damage to grass hay and corn: Vancouver Island locations seeing damage on grass fields: Saanich, Duncan, Chemainus, Port Alberni, Comox, Courtenay, Black Creek Fraser Valley locations seeing damage on […]

True Armyworm Update August 28, 2017

Prepared by: Tracy Hueppelsheuser, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, [email protected] 604-556-3031 Moth traps were set up during early August near fields that experienced damage during the first generation of caterpillars/armyworms. Moths have been seen in fields and caught consistently in traps in Port Alberni, Courtenay/Comox, and Cowichan valley locations. Traps are checked approximately weekly and number of moths recorded.   True Armyworm Update August 28 PDF

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