Western Committee on Crop Pests

Annual Meeting

Committee Overview/Terms of Reference


Control Guidelines



Western Committee on Plant Diseases

Annual Meeting

Operational guidelines


Annual Disease Situation Reports

Control Guidelines




Insect Pest Monitoring Network (IPMN)

Insect Monitoring Protocols

Insect pest monitoring protocols developed for use in Canadian agricultural crops have been researched, compiled and updated to ensure a ‘best practice’ approach to pest surveying conducted across the prairies.  Data generated through the application of these protocols is used to:

  • Forecast and issue risk warnings for agricultural pests.
  • Communicate weekly pest and crop updates to the industry and growers.
  • Generate risk warning maps for use by farmers, extension personnel, pesticide applicators, and pesticide manufacturers.
  • Monitor potential, new invasive species and their parasitoids.


Insect pest protocols are included for the following (the list does not reflect when the pests occur during season):


Insect Forecasting

Find pest monitoring protocols that contribute to and generate annual forecast maps for:


Insect Distribution and Abundance

Find pest monitoring protocols that generate annual distribution and abundance maps and contribute to long-term research data for:


Collaborative Research Protocols

Find research protocols that contribute to and support research for these pests:


Contact information:

Jennifer Otani