Otani, Jennifer, M.Sc.

Pest Management Biologist


Contact Information:

PO Box 29
Beaverlodge, (Alberta) T0H 0C0
Telephone: 780-354-5132
Fax: 780-354-8171
Email: jennifer.otani@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • agricultural entomology
  • canola insect pests
  • lygus bugs (heteroptera: miridae: lygus spp.) in canola
  • silvertop in fescue seed production
  • insect pests of fescue and legume seed production

Current Projects:

  • Development and implementation of monitoring technologies to determine incidence and severity of biotic stresses associated with existing and emerging crop production issues
  • Characterization of yield and quality (including food safety) losses caused by biotic stresses - (field crops other than cereal) pathology, entomology and weeds
  • Identify and quantify the environmental, biological and cultural factors that influence pest status.
  • Development of technologies and practices to manage biotic risks to crop production systems, including low input and organic production systems

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2011

  • Otani, J.K. and Cárcamo, H.A. (2011). "Biology and management of Lygus in canola.", Prairie Soils and Crops, 4, pp. 42-53.
  • Soroka, J.J. and Otani, J.K. (2011). "Arthropods of Legume Forage Crops.", in Floate, K.D. (ed.) - Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands. Vol. 2: Inhabitants of a Changing Landscape, Biological Survey of Canada (BSC), Chapter 10, pp. 239-264.

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2012

  • Floate, K.D., Broatch, J.S., Erlandson, M.A., Evenden, M.L., Gavloski, J.E., Hartley, S., Hummel, J.D., Laird, R.A., Meers, S., Olivier, C.Y., Otani, J.K., and Sharanowski, B. (2012). "New projects for control of cutworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) affecting canola crops on the prairies.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #61. (Abstract)
  • Mori, B.A., Evenden, M.L., Otani, J.K., and Yoder, C. (2012). "A research update on the Red clover casebearer.", The Back Forty – SARDA & AESA Newsletter, 2012(February), pp. 1 & 4.
  • Otani, J.K. (2012). "Pest and natural enemies – up close and personal.", CanoLAB 3D Workshop, St. Albert, AB, Canada, March 5, 2012.
  • Otani, J.K. and Yoder, C. (2012). "Curious cutworm incidence in the Peace.", 2012 Peace Region Seed Association Production and Marketing Seminar, Fairview AB, Canada, March 15, 2012.
  • Otani, J.K. and Yoder, C. (2012). "Cutworm monitoring in the Peace River region.", Forage Agronomy Update 2012, Nisku, AB, Canada, February 8-9, 2012, pp. 10-11.
  • Otani, J.K., Meers, S., Olfert, O.O., and Giffen, D.W. (2012). "What’s bugging you – an insect pest update for Alberta.", FarmTech 2012, Edmonton, AB, Canada, January 24, 2012, pp. 109-111.
  • Otani, J.K., Yoder, C., and Barbarich, J. (2012). "Cutworms in the Peace River region.", The Back Forty – SARDA & AESA Newsletter, 2012(February), pp. 11.
  • Soroka, J.J., Otani, J.K., Gavloski, J.E., and Elliott, R.H. (2012). "The biology and control of flea beetles in Western Canadian canola crops: Is a species shift in progress?", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #180. (Abstract)

2011

  • Evenden, M.L., Mori, B.A., Otani, J.K., and Yoder, C. (2011). "The development of pheromone-based management for the red clover casebearer in Alberta.", Peace Region Forage Seed Association AGM, Fort St. John, BC, Canada, March 22, 2011.
  • Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., Hartley, S., Vadnais, M., Gavloski, J.E., Meers, S., and Otani, J.K. (2011). "The 2011 Saskatchewan and Manitoba grasshopper forecast. 2010 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2011(1), pp. 10-11.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Gavloski, J.E., Hartley, S., Otani, J.K., and Clark, K. (2011). "Bertha armyworm in western Canada. 2010 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2011(1), pp. 8-9.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Hartley, S., and Otani, J.K. (2011). "Cabbage seedpod weevil in Alberta and Saskatchewan for 2010. 2010 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2011(1), pp. 14-15.
  • Otani, J.K. (2011). "Barley and Bugs.", 2011 Alberta Pulse Growers Zone 4 & Barley Commission Region 6 Joint Annual Meeting, Falher, AB, Canada, November 29, 2011.
  • Otani, J.K. (2011). "Insect update.", 2011 Direct Seeding Workshop, North Peace Applied Research Association, Fairview, AB, Canada, January 12, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Otani, J.K. (2011). "Insects of 2010 and 2011.", 2011 Peace Forage Agronomy Update, Rycroft, AB, Canada, February 23, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Otani, J.K. and Yoder, C. (2011). "Coleophora deauratella in red clover.", 2011 Alberta Pest Surveillance Network Meeting, Grande Prairie, AB, March 31, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Otani, J.K. and Yoder, C. (2011). "Pest status of the red clover casebearer (Lepidoptera: Colephoridae: Colephora deauratella) in clover seed production.", Entomological Society of Canada 61st and Acadian Entomological Society 71st joint Annual Meeting, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 6-9, 2011, pp. 76.
  • Soroka, J.J., Otani, J.K., and Cárcamo, H.A. (2011). "Survey to detect potential flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) species composition shift in Canadian oilseed rape fields.", 13th International Rapeseed Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, June 5-9, 2011, Abstract P 290, pp. 465.

2009

  • Gossen, B.D., Bassendowski, K.A., Wunsch, M.J., Bergstrom, G.C., and Otani, J.K. (2009). "Diseases on alfalfa in Saskatchewan and Alberta in 2007 and 2008.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 89, pp. 106-107.