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Olfert, Owen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Invasive Insect Pests & Biodiversity

Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X2
Telephone: 306-385-9355
Fax: 306-385-9482
Email: owen.olfert@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • ecological crop protection: integrated pest management
  • insect forecasts/risk warnings
  • invasive insect pests - modeling
  • biodiversity of soil arthropods

Current Projects:

  • Development and implementation of monitoring technologies to determine incidence and severity of biotic stresses associated with existing and emerging crop production issues
  • Develop pest forecast and risk assessment technologies to enhance the quality and timeliness of decision-making for producers
  • Characterization of yield and quality (including food safety) losses caused by biotic stresses
  • Identify and quantify the environmental, biological and cultural factors that influence pest status.
  • Assess the ability of crop varieties to cope with biotic agents and determine the risks to crop production.
  • Provide information on the biology and ecology of insect and mite pests and their natural enemies.
  • Evaluating the sustainability of conventional and alternative crop production systems in Canada.

Affiliations:

  • National Chairman, AAFC Working Group on Biological Control
  • National Science Advisor, Biological Survey of Canada
  • Principal Investigator - "Detection, surveillance & management of weed, insect & disease pests that threaten the economic viability of crop production & the environmental health of prairie agro-ecosystems"

Research publications

2019

2017

  • Lychuk, T.E., Moulin, A.P., Johnson, E.N., Olfert, O.O., Brandt, S.A., Izaurralde, R.C. (2017). Evaluation of the environmental policy integrated climate model on predicting crop yield in the canadian prairies: A case study, 97(4), 692-702. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2017-0044
  • This manuscript was submitted in May 2016 and approved by the acting associate director Susan Tosh. The publication was accepted for publication in February 2017. The citation will be provided, once the publication is posted on the Canadian Journal of Plant Science web page.
  • This manuscript was submitted in May 2016 and approved by the acting associate director Susan Tosh. The publication was accepted for publication in February 2017. The citation will be provided, once the publication is posted on the Canadian Journal of Soil Science web page. The publication date is a place holder
  • This manuscript will be submitted to the Canadian Journal of Soil Science pending approval by Dr. Sen Wang Associate Director RDT Brandon Research and Development Centre

2016

2015

2014

  • Dixon, P.L., Cass, L., Vincent, C., and Olfert, O.O. (2014). "Implementation and Adoption of Integrated Pest Management in Canada: Insects.", in Peshin, R. and Pimentel, D. (eds.) - Experiences with IPM, Transgenic Crops and Pesticide Use, Springer, Chapter 9, pp. 221-252.

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2018

  • Lychuk, T.E., Moulin, A.P., Lemke, R., Izaurralde, R., Johnson, E., Olfert, O., Brandt, S. 2018. Climate change, agricultural inputs, cropping diversity, and environment affect soil carbon, phosphorus, and nitrogen: a case study in Saskatchewan, Canada, Manitoba Soil Science Society Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Feb 1, 2018

2017

  • Lychuk, T.E., Moulin, A.P., Lemke, R., Olfert, O., Johnson, E., Brandt, S. Izaurralde, R. 2018. Assessing and Predicting Effects of Input and Crop Diversity on Soil Nitrate, Extractable Phosphorus, and Organic Carbon from a Long-Term Rotation in the Semi-Arid Canadian Prairie. Canadian Society of Soil Science Annual Meeting, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, June 14, 2017
  • Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. and Otani J. 2017. Prairie Pest Monitoring Toolbox. Top Notch Farming 2017. Melfort, SK. February 15, 2017. (Invited presentation)

2016

  • OTANI, J. and O. Olfert. 2016. Special report: Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Update. The 56th Meeting of the Western Committee on Crop Pests held at Wanuskewin Heritage Centre, Saskatoon SK, on October 20, 2016. ~40 attendees
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Carcamo, H., Hartley, S., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – May 25, 2016 edition. 2016-4:1-22. http://goo.gl/lzUyrK
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Floate, K., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 22, 2016 edition. 2016-8:1-19. http://goo.gl/chPkMR
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Floate, K., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 29, 2016 edition. 2016-9:1-15. http://goo.gl/HLlAO1
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Mori, B., Kaye, T., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 20, 2016 edition. 2016-12:1-26. http://goo.gl/9HCxqv
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Mori, B., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 13, 2016 edition. 2016-11:1-20. http://goo.gl/8JGHDH
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Mori, B., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 15, 2016 edition. 2016-7:1-14. http://goo.gl/DbVmWD
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 17, 2016 edition. 2016-16:1-16. http://goo.gl/OUOuqK
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 24, 2016 edition. 2016-17:1-13. http://goo.gl/5HHqS5
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 3, 2016 edition. 2016-14:1-21. http://goo.gl/PhwvkU
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 6, 2016 edition. 2016-10:1-8. http://goo.gl/rmgLx9
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 1, 2016 edition. 2016-5:1-21. http://goo.gl/RbPzMX
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 8, 2016 edition. 2016-6:1-16. http://goo.gl/vGKZEO
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Olfert, O., Kaye, T. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 10, 2016 edition. 2016-15:1-20. http://goo.gl/SqY6u1
  • OTANI, J., Giffen, D., Weiss, R., Svendsen, E., Soroka, J., Olfert, O. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 27, 2016 edition. 2016-13:1-24. http://goo.gl/APM6qH
  • OTANI, J., O. Olfert. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – May 11, 2016 edition. 2016-2:1-11. https://goo.gl/JRNxpF
  • OTANI, J., Olfert, O., Giffen, D. 2016. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – May 18, 2016 edition. 2016-3:1-15. https://goo.gl/t6t5fx

2015

  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., Olivier, C.Y., Olfert, O.O., and Soroka, J.J. (2015). "Evaluation of new technologies and management practices for flea beetles and leafhoppers in canola. Industry Update. Saskatoon. February 9, 2015." (Technology transfer)
  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., Olivier, C.Y., Olfert, O.O., and Soroka, J.J. (2015). "Evaluation of new technologies and management practices for flea beetles and leafhoppers in canola.", Invited webinar presentations to Canola Council of Canada agronomists, Saskatoon, Canada, April 10 and 24, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). "Influence of seeding date on flea beetle damage, flea beetle emergence and agronomic performance of five mustard and canola types.", Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Canada, March 24, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Erlandson, M.A., Coutu, C., Holowachuk, J., Olfert, O.O., Gariepy, T.D., and Hegedus, D.D. (2015). "Developing genotyping-by-sequencing strategies for characterizing Mamestra configurata populations.", Joint Annual Meeting of Société d’entomologie du Québec and Entomological Society of Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 8-11, 2015, Oral Presentation.
  • Kamchen, R., Olfert, O.O., Svenson, E., and Hummel, J.D. (2015). Crops Guide - Boost your Beneficials. Country Guide - April 2015: pp.46-47.. (Guide)
  • Kaye, T., Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 24, 2015 edition. 2015-5:1-17. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1cnIxZ3RianFLclU/view. (Report)
  • Lychuk, T., A. Moulin, R. Lemke, E. Johnson, O. Olfert, S. Brandt, K. Izaurralde. 2015. Testing effectiveness of the environmental policy integrated climate model on predicting wheat, barley, and canola yield in the Canadian Prairie. Canadian Society of Soil Science/International Union of Soil Sciences/Association Quebecoise de Specialists en Sciences du Sol. Montreal, Qc, July 5-10, 2015
  • Noriega, J.A., Pozo, I., Floate, K.D., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). "The dung beetle that took-over the world: Current and predicted future areas of colonization by Digitonthophagus gazella (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae).", Royal Entomological Society, Dublin, Ireland, September 2-4, 2015.
  • Olfert, O.O. (2015). "Risk Warning Systems for IPM of insect pests in western Canada.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Société d’entomologie du Québec and the Entomological Society of Canad, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 8-11, 2015.
  • Olfert, O.O. (2015). Saskatchewan Entomology Research Summary. Report to Western Committee on Crop Pests. Abbotsford, BC, October 21-23, 2015. 11 pp. (Report)
  • Olfert, O.O. and Otani, J.K. (2015). "2015 Insect Pest Update.", Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Annual Meeting, March 24, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Olfert, O.O. and Otani, J.K. (2015). "Who Will be Bugging You in 2015?", Invited symposium speaker at Crop Sphere – Crop Production Show, Saskatoon, Canada, January 11-14, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Olfert, O.O., Cárcamo, H.A., and Meers, S. (2015). "Wheat stem sawfly in Alberta in 2014. 2014 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2015(1), pp. 16-17.
  • Olfert, O.O., Elliott, R.H., Meers, S., and Hartley, S. (2015). "Forecast of wheat midge in Saskatchewan and Alberta for 2015. 2014 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2015(1), pp. 12-13.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Cárcamo, H.A., and Hartley, S. (2015). "Pea leaf weevil in Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2014. 2014 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2015(1), pp. 18-19.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Hartley, S., and Otani, J.K. (2015). "Cabbage seedpod weevil in Alberta and Saskatchewan for 2014. 2014 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2015(1), pp. 14-15.
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 12, 2015 edition. 2015-12:1-16. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1TVNHS1FlM1VNV2M/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 19, 2015 edition. 2015-13:1-14. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1TVNHS1FlM1VNV2M/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 26, 2015 edition. 2015-14:1-14. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1TVNHS1FlM1VNV2M/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 5, 2015 edition. 2015-11:1-13. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1TVNHS1FlM1VNV2M/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 1, 2015 edition. 2015-6:1-17. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1d2U5UmI4eWZyQ1U/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 15, 2015 edition. 2015-8:1-24. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1TVNHS1FlM1VNV2M/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 22, 2015 edition. 2015-9:1-17. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1TVNHS1FlM1VNV2M/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 29, 2015 edition. 2015-10:1-16. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1TVNHS1FlM1VNV2M/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 8, 2015 edition. 2015-7:1-19. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1WTFySHZsZmVqT3M/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 10, 2015 edition. 2015-3:1-12. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1Q3JKRTMtRjdSdEk/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 17, 2015 edition. 2015-4:1-19. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1cnIxZ3RianFLclU/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 3, 2015 edition. 2015-2:1-12. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1Q016anRSMW9WRUk/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – May 27, 2015 edition. 2015-1:1-12. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1Q3JKRTMtRjdSdEk/view. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Giffen, D.W., Svendsen, E., and Olfert, O.O. (2015). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – September 3, 2015 edition. 2015-15:1-13. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76STh680wP1TVNHS1FlM1VNV2M/view. (Report)
  • Philip, H., Svendsen, E., Olfert, O.O., Olivier, C.Y., Cárcamo, H.A., Soroka, J.J., Otani, J.K., and Wist, T. (2015). Field Crop and Forage Pests and their Natural Enemies in Western Canada – Identification and Management Field Guide. (Report)
  • Wist, T., van Baaren, J., Olfert, O.O., and Svendsen, E. (2015). "Parasitism and life history of Aphidius avenaphis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on two cereal aphid species in Saskatchewan (2015). (Published on the internet at: www.cps-scp.ca/publications.shtml)", - 2015 Pest Management Research Reports 2015 Growing Season. V. 54, Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS).

2014

  • Cárcamo, H.A. and Olfert, O.O. (2014). "Biological Control of invasive insect pests of cereals in the Canadian Prairies.", 37th Mexican Congress on Biological Control, Merida, México, November 6, 2014, Invited Symposium Oral Presentation.
  • Cárcamo, H.A. and Olfert, O.O. (2014). "Control biológico de insectos plagas invasivas en cereales en las Praderas Canadienses.", Simposio en México, November 14, 2014.
  • Cárcamo, H.A., Dosdall, L.M., Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Gavloski, J.E., and Hartley, S. (2014). "Recent changes in insect communities associated with agricultural systems in the Prairies.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014, Invited Symposium.
  • Cárcamo, H.A., Dosdall, L.M., Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Gavloski, J.E., and Hartley, S. (2014). "Recent changes in insect communities associated with agricultural systems in the Prairies.", Invited Symposium, Saskatoon, Canada, November 6, 2014, Oral Presentation.
  • Erlandson, M.A., Theilmann, D.A., Hegedus, D.L., Donly, T., Gariepy, T.D., and Olfert, O.O. (2014). Bertha armyworm (Mamestra configurata): Genomics, population dynamics and biodiversity of pest and pathogens. Annual Project Report to AAFC-Genomics. (Report)
  • Johnson, E.N., Leeson, J.Y., Lemke, R.L., Olfert, O.O., and Moulin, A.P. (2014). "Effect of Cropping Diversity and Input System on Weed Populations in an 18-Year Cropping System Study.", 10th European Weed Research WRS Workshop on Physical and Cultural Weed Control, Alnarp, Sweden, March 16-19, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Olfert, O.O. (2014). "The entomological thread within agricultural research: Saskatoon 1918-2014.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Saskatchewan. Symposium: Arthropod “omics” – Impact on Management, Saskatoon, Canada, September 26-October 1, 2014.
  • Olfert, O.O., Cárcamo, H.A., Elliott, R.H., Gan, Y.T., McLaren, D.L., Olivier, C.Y., Otani, J.K., Peng, G., and Soroka, J.J. (2014). Detection, surveillance and management of weed, insect and disease pests that threaten the economic viability of crop production and the environmental health of prairie agro-ecosystems. Annual Report to Canola Science Cluster (4 pages). (Report)
  • Olfert, O.O., Cárcamo, H.A., and Meers, S. (2014). "Wheat stem sawfly in Alberta in 2014. 2014 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2014(1), pp. 16-17.
  • Olfert, O.O., Elliott, R.H., Meers, S., and Hartley, S. (2014). "Forecast of wheat midge in Saskatchewan and Alberta for 2015. 2014 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2014(1), pp. 12-13.
  • Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., Hartley, S., Gavloski, J.E., Meers, S., and Otani, J.K. (2014). "The 2015 Prairie Grasshopper Forecast. 2014 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2014(1), pp. 10-11.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Cárcamo, H.A., and Hartley, S. (2014). "Pea leaf weevil in Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2014. 2014 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2014(1), pp. 18-19.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Gavloski, J.E., Hartley, S., and Otani, J.K. (2014). "Bertha armyworm in western Canada. 2014 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2014(1), pp. 8-9.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Hartley, S., and Otani, J.K. (2014). "Cabbage seedpod weevil in Alberta and Saskatchewan for 2014. 2014 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2014(1), pp. 14-15.
  • Otani, J.K. and Olfert, O.O. (2014). Development of reduced-risk strategies through coordinated monitoring, forecasting and risk warning systems for insect pests of field crops. Annual Report to WGRF (8 pages). (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 20, 2014 edition. 2014-16:1-7. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Aug20_Week16_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 27, 2014 edition. 2014-17:1-9. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Aug27_Week17_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – August 5, 2014 edition. 2014-14:1-8. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Aug05_Week14_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 16, 2014 edition. 2014-11:1-17. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Jul16_Week11_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 2, 2014 edition. 2014-9:1-10. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Jul02_Week9_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 23, 2014 edition. 2014-12:1-18. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Jul23_Week12_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 30, 2014 edition. 2014-13:1-14. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Jul30_Week13_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – July 9, 2014 edition. 2014-10:1-8. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Jul09_Week10_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 11, 2014 edition. 2014-6:1-13. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Jun11_Week6_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 18, 2014 edition. 2014-7:1-16. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Jun18_Week7_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 25, 2014 edition. 2014-8:1-15. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Jun25_Week8_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – June 4, 2014 edition. 2014-5:1-11. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014Jun04_Week5_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – May 14, 2014 edition. 2014-2:1-9. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014May14_Week2_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – May 21, 2014 edition. 2014-3:1-13. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014May21_Week3_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – May 28, 2014 edition. 2014-4:1-16. http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014May28_Week4_WeeklyUpdate.pdf. (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). Prairie Pest Monitoring Network e-Bulletin – May 7, 2014 edition. 2014-1:1-8. (http://www.westernforum.org/Documents/IPMN%20Weekly%20Updates/2014%20IPMN%20weekly%20updates/2014May07_Week1_WeeklyUpdate.pdf). (Report)
  • Otani, J.K., Soroka, J.J., and Olfert, O.O. (2014). "Swede midge in Emerging issues session – CanoLAB 2014.", Organized by the Canola Council of Canada & Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Olds, AB, Canada, February 19-21, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Soroka, J.J., Andreassen, L.D., Olfert, O.O., and Weiss, R.M. (2014). "Distribution of swede midge on the Prairies.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014.
  • Svendsen, E. and Olfert, O.O. (2014). Pest and Beneficial Insects and Mites of Field Crops in Western Canada – A Field Guide. Annual Report to Pest Management Centre (6 pages). (Report)
  • Wist, T., Olivier, C.Y., Gavloski, J.E., and Olfert, O.O. (2014). "Development of a dynamic action threshold for aphids in cereal crops.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014.

2013

  • Cárcamo, H.A., Meers, S., Dosdall, L.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2013). Management of lygus bugs and seedpod weevil in canola at the farm level. Final Report submitted to the Canola Council of Canada for Project #2010-020 of the Canola Agronomic Research Program. (Report)
  • Doane, J.F., Olfert, O.O., Elliott, R.H., Hartley, S., and Meers, S. (2013). "Sitodiplosis mosellana (Géhin), Wheat Midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae).", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.
  • Munir, S., Dosdall, L.M., Soroka, J.J., Olfert, O.O., and Andrahennadi, R. (2013). "Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae).", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.
  • Olfert, O.O., Cárcamo, H.A., and Meers, S. (2013). "Wheat stem sawfly in Alberta in 2012. 2012 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2013(1), pp. 16-17.
  • Olfert, O.O., Elliott, R.H., Meers, S., Hartley, S., and Otani, J.K. (2013). "Forecast of wheat midge in Saskatchewan and Alberta for 2013. 2012 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2013(1), pp. 12-13.
  • Olfert, O.O., Giffen, D.W., Hartley, S., Vadnais, M., Gavloski, J.E., Meers, S., and Otani, J.K. (2013). "The 2013 Prairie Grasshopper Forecast. 2012 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2013(1), pp. 10-11.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Cárcamo, H.A., and Hartley, S. (2013). "Pea leaf weevil in Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2012. 2012 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2013(1), pp. 18-19.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Gavloski, J.E., Hartley, S., and Otani, J.K. (2013). "Bertha armyworm in western Canada. 2012 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2013(1), pp. 8-9.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Hartley, S., and Otani, J.K. (2013). "Cabbage seedpod weevil in Alberta and Saskatchewan for 2012. 2012 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2013(1), pp. 14-15.
  • Otani, J.K., Olfert, O.O., Weiss, R.M., and Giffen, D.W. (2013). "Canola surveying in the Peace River region.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Ontario and Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, 2013, pp. 63.

2012

  • Bahar, M.H., Soroka, J.J., Dosdall, L.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2012). "Survival and development of diamondback moth and its parasitoid Diadegma insulare under various short-term high extreme temperature regimes.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 60th Annual Meeting, Knoxville Convention Centre, Knoxville, TN, USA, November 11-14, 2012, #1024.
  • Beckie, H.J., Weiss, R.M., Olfert, O.O., and Leeson, J.Y. (2012). "Range Expansion of Kochia (Kochia scoparia) in North America under a Changing Climate.", Topics in Canadian Weed Science, 8, pp. 33-46.
  • Munir, S., Dosdall, L.M., Soroka, J.J., and Olfert, O.O. (2012). "Impact of water-stressed host plant on oviposition choices of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella.", 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, #136. (Abstract)
  • Olfert, O.O., Haye, T., Weiss, R.M., and Kuhlmann, U. (2012). "Insights into the Potential of Classical Biological Control in a Changing Climate.", Invited speaker at 24th International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2012): Phloemophagous insects: Strategies and impacts on plants, Daegu, South Korea, August 19-25, 2012.
  • Olfert, O.O., Weiss, R.M., Turkington, T.K., Beckie, H.J., and Kriticos, D.J. (2012). "Bioclimatic approach to assessing the potential impact of climate change on representative crop pests in North America.", Topics in Canadian Weed Science, 8, pp. 47-70.
  • Olfert, O.O., Weiss, R.M., and Haye, T. (2012). "Modeling the biological requirements of insects to assess the potential impact of climate change.", Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Alberta 2012 Joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Otani, J.K., Meers, S., Hartley, S., Gavloski, J.E., Dosdall, L.M., Cárcamo, H.A., and Olfert, O.O. (2012). "Coordinated monitoring, forecasting and risk warning systems for field crop insects.", 24th International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2012) and International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) Global Symposium, Daegu, South Korea, August 19-25, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Soroka, J.J., Olfert, O.O., Elliott, R.H., Olivier, C.Y., Otani, J.K., Dosdall, L.M., and Gavloski, J.E. (2012 Internal). Mitigation of risk to canola by spring flea beetles. Canola Council of Canada Flax and Canola Oilseed Cluster Program., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (AAC). (Report)
  • Soroka, J.J., Olfert, O.O., Elliott, R.H., Olivier, C.Y., Otani, J.K., Dosdall, L.M., and Gavloski, J.E. (2012 Internal). Mitigation of risk to canola by spring flea beetles. Research Branch PI Annual Reports 2011-2012., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (AAC). (Report)

2011

  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., and Olfert, O.O. (2011 Internal). Effect of neonicotinoid seed treatments on flea beetle damage and performance of Argentine canola (B. napus) in 2003-2006. Research Summary - SaskCanola. April 2011. (Report)
  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., and Olfert, O.O. (2011 Internal). Effect of neonicotinoid seed treatments on flea beetle damage and performance of Polish canola (Brassica rapa) in 2003-2005. Research Summary - SaskCanola. April 2011. (Report)
  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., and Olfert, O.O. (2011 Internal). Effect of neonicotinoid seed treatments on flea beetle damage and performance of Polish canola (Brassica rapa) in 2003-2005. Research Summary - SaskCanola. April 2011. 4 pp. (Report)
  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., and Olfert, O.O. (2011 Internal). Effect of seed quality on the performance of hybrid Argentine canola in early- and late-seeded plots with conventional and minimum tillage. Research Summary - SaskCanola. April 2011. 3 pp. (Report)
  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., and Olfert, O.O. (2011 Internal). Effect of seeding date and seeding rate on flea beetle damage and agronomic performance of open-pollinated and hybrid canola under different tillage practices in 2001-2006. Research Summary - SaskCanola. April 2011. 4 pp. (Report)
  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., and Olfert, O.O. (2011 Internal). Effect of seeding rate on flea beetle damage and agronomic performance of sized seeds of open-pollinated and hybrid canola in 2004-2006. Research Summary - SaskCanola. April 2011. 3 pp. (Report)
  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., and Olfert, O.O. (2011). "Methods of forecasting emergence of adult wheat midge and its parasitoid, M. penetrans.", Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 10, 2011.
  • Floate, K.D., Watson, D.W., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2011). "Introducing new species of dung beetles into Canada to improve pasture productivity.", Entomological Society of Canada 61st and Acadian Entomological Society 71st joint Annual Meeting: Canadian Forum for Biological Control, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 6-9, 2011.
  • Klein-Gebbinck, H.W., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O.O., Weiss, R.M., Kriticos, D.J., Kutcher, H.R., Falk, K.C., and Strelkov, S.E. (2011). "Projected distribution and severity of clubroot of canola in the Canadian prairies under incremental temperature and precipitation, and potential climate change scenarios.", Climate Change and the Implications for Plant Science: The science, the impacts, and the options, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, June 7-9, 2011.
  • Mason, P.G., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2011). "Predicting insect distributions: CLIMEX as a tool, Better Models – Better Asessments: The Use of Models in Plant Health and Biotechnology Risk Assessment.", Plant and Biotechnology Risk Assessment Unit, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Workshop, Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, February 22-23, 2011.
  • Olfert, O.O. (2011 Internal). Coordinated monitoring forecasting and risk warning systems for insect pests of field crops. Annual Project Report to CARP #2007-10, 7pp. (Report)
  • Olfert, O.O., Cárcamo, H.A., and Meers, S. (2011). "Wheat stem sawfly in Alberta in 2010. 2010 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2011(1), pp. 16-17.
  • Olfert, O.O., Elliott, R.H., Meers, S., and Hartley, S. (2011). "Forecast of wheat midge in Saskatchewan for 2011. 2010 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2011(1), pp. 12-13.
  • 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., Haye, T., Weiss, R.M., and Kuhlmann, U. (2011). "A Role for Bioclimate Modelling in Development of IPM Strategies: Case Study – Insights into the Potential of Classical Biological Control in a Changing Climate", OECD Workshop on Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Technology and Information, Berlin, Germany, October 16-19, 2011.
  • Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Cárcamo, H.A., and Hartley, S. (2011). "Pea leaf weevil in Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2010. 2010 Crop Variety Highlights and Insect Pest Forecasts.", Saskatoon Research Centre Technical Bulletin, 2011(1), pp. 18-19.
  • 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.
  • Olfert, O.O., Weiss, R.M., Soroka, J.J., and Dosdall, L.M. (2011). "Modeling Tools Provide Advance Warnings of Potential Distribution of Diamondback Moth and Crop Risk Associated with the Number of Generations.", 13th International Rapeseed Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, June 5-9, 2011, Abstract P 304, pp. 478. (Abstract)
  • Olfert, O.O., Weiss, R.M., and Soroka, J.J. (2011). "Modeling Tools Provide Advance Warnings of Potential Distribution of Diamondback Moth and Crop Risk Associated with the Number of Generations.", OECD Workshop on Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Technology and Information, Berlin, Germany, October 16-19, 2011.
  • Soroka, J.J., Elliott, R.H., Olfert, O.O., Olivier, C.Y., Dosdall, L.M., and Gavloski, J.E. (2011 Internal). Mitigation of risk to canola from spring flea beetle injury. Canola Science Cluster Project 3.3.4. Annual Report. (Report)
  • Turkington, T.K., Klein-Gebbinck, H.W., Olfert, O.O., Weiss, L.M., Kriticos, D.J., Kutcher, H.R., Falk, K.C., and Strelkov, S.E. (2011). "Projected distribution and severity of clubroot of canola in the Canadian prairies.", Phytopathology, 101(6), pp. S179. (Abstract)
  • Weiss, R.M. and Olfert, O.O. (2011). "Bioclimatic approaches to assessing the potential impact of present and future climate on insect distribution and abundance.", Entomological Society of Saskatchewan 2011 Spring Meeting, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 25, 2011.

2010

  • Elliott, R.H., Mann, L.W., and Olfert, O.O. (2010 Internal). Effect of seeding date and seed quality on the agronomic performance of yellow mustard. Research Summary. Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission. (Report)
  • Floate, K.D., Watson, D.W., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2010). "CLIMEX models for potential distributions of Onthophagus taurus and Digitonthophagus gazella (Scarabaeidae) in North America.", Entomological Society of Alberta 58th Annual Meeting, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 14-16, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D., Watson, D.W., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2010). "CLIMEX models for potential distributions of Onthophagus taurus and Digitonthophagus gazella (Scarabaeidae) in North America.", Entomological Society of Canada 60th and Entomological Society of British Columbia joint Annual Meeting, Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 31-November 3, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D., Watson, D.W., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2010). "CLIMEX models for potential distributions of Onthophagus taurus and Digitonthophagus gazella (Scarabaeidae) in North America.", IVth International Pest Risk Modelling & Mapping Workshop in Australia, Port Douglas, Australia, August 23-25, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D., Watson, D.W., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2010). "CLIMEX models for potential distributions of Onthophagus taurus and Digitonthophagus gazella (Scarabaeidae) in North America.", Joint International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC). Nearctic and Neotropic Regional Sections Conference: Biocontrol in the Americas – Past, Present and Future, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, May 11-13, 2010.
  • Soroka, J.J., Olfert, O.O., Elliott, R.H., Olivier, C.Y., Dosdall, L.M., and Gavloski, J.E. (2010 Internal). Mitigation of risk to canola from spring flea beetle injury. Canola Science Cluster Project 3.3.4. Interim Report. 4 pages. (Report)

2009

  • Beckie, H.J., Weiss, R.M., Leeson, J.Y., Olfert, O.O., and Giffen, D.W. (2009). "Range expansion of kochia in North America under a changing climate.", Canadian Weed Science Society 63rd Annual Meeting, Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, November 24-26, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Cárcamo, H.A. and Olfert, O.O. (2009). "Biodiversity in Agroecosystems: New Developments and Research Needs.", Entomological Society of Alberta 57th Annual Meeting, Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB, Canada, November 5-7, 2009, pp. 9-10.
  • Cárcamo, H.A., Dosdall, L.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2009). "How to integrate biological control effectively in field crop IPM programs.", Entomological Society of Canada 59th and Manitoba Entomological Society Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, October 18-21, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Dosdall, L.M.Cárcamo, H.A., Olfert, O.O., Meers, S., Hartley, S., and Gavloski, J.E. (2009). "Invasions of Insects in Agroecosystems in the Western Canadian Prairies: Case Histories and Patterns.", Entomological Society of Alberta 57th Annual Meeting, Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB, Canada, November 5-7, 2009, pp. 11. (Abstract)
  • Turkington, T.K., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Xi, K., Kumar, K., Gaudet, D.A., Olfert, O.O., Weiss, R.M., and Soroka, J.J. (2009). "Wind trajectories and cereal rust risk, western Canada, 2007.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 31(1), pp. 147. (Abstract)
  • Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O.O., Weiss, R.M., Klein-Gebbinck, H.W., Kriticos, D.J., Kutcher, H.R., Falk, K.C., and Strelkov, S.E. (2009). "Potential distribution and severity of clubroot of canola in western Canada.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 31(1), pp. 147-148. (Abstract)
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