Indiana Corn: April Showers Bring Black Cutworm

🕔Mar 28, 2019As I write this, spotty showers are moving through the state. At this time of the year, my interest is where those fronts are moving from. Strong fronts, especially from […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Temps Affect Pests, Pathogens?

🕔Feb 11, 2019Many in the Illinois agricultural community are wondering what effects the recent extreme cold might have on pests and pathogens. While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could […]

Minnesota Corn: Black Cutworms Appearing in High Numbers – Podcast

🕔May 24, 2018Welcome to the first in a series of IPM Podcasts for Field Crops – this Podcast is sponsored by the UMN Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program. Our goal with […]

Iowa Corn: Black Cutworms – Scouting and Thresholds

🕔May 23, 2018The black cutworm (BCW) is a migratory pest that cuts and feeds on early vegetative-stage corn. Black cutworm moths arrive in Iowa and other northern states with spring storms each […]

Minnesota Corn: Large Influx of Black Cutworm Moths

🕔May 8, 2018The past week brought rain and black cutworm (BCW) moths to many trap locations, both unwelcome. This is as large and widespread early-season influx of moths as we have seen […]

Indiana: Black Cutworm and Armyworm Moths Active

🕔Apr 20, 2018Storm systems from the Southwestern portions of the country have brought more than rain showers. Many of our pheromone trap cooperators captured black cutworm moths over the last week…though numbers […]

Cover Crops: Mixed Blessing When it Comes to Insect Populations – DTN

🕔Apr 5, 2018The cover crop fan club is bigger than you might realize. Some of the movement’s most ardent supporters are less than an inch long and boast six legs.  Insects love […]

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

🕔Oct 17, 2017When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your […]

Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

🕔Jun 12, 2017Just a quick overview of some insect issues presenting themselves recently. True Armyworm Lots of reports of armyworm being found in wheat and corn. With reports of wheat harvest starting/getting […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Black Cutworms, Slugs Active in Early Fields

🕔May 10, 2017As spring progresses slowly, the normal line-up of pests are active and should be kept in mind, but two pests in particular seem to be on peoples’ minds. Black cutworm […]

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