James Tansey is the Provincial Entomologist (Insect/Pest Management Specialist) with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture in Regina. He earned both an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and completed two Post-doctoral fellowships: one with the University of Alberta and the other with the University of Florida. His research has included aspects of leafy spurge biological control, mechanisms of cabbage seedpod weevil and cabbage root maggot resistance, and insecticide resistance in, and cultural and chemical control of the Asian citrus psyllid. His doctoral dissertation was nominated for the Governor General Gold Medal Award. He was also a Regulatory Affairs Manager with Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. in Calgary, Alberta and the Entomologist/Research Scientist with ALK Source Materials in Post Falls, Idaho.
Presentation: Oilseed Insects
There are several native, naturalized and invasive insects that can cause economic losses to producers and James’ presentation will address specific pests associated with canola, mustard(s), flax, camelina, carinata, sunflower and safflower. Insect life histories and damaging stages, and susceptibilities of specific crops will be discussed. Insect forecasts, reports of recent damage, scouting, control strategies and the status of some control products will also be covered.
Tuesday @ 1:30 in Gallery C