Corn, Soybean Fields: A Wet Mess for Farmers is Paradise for Insects – DTN

🕔Jun 14, 2019Turns out there are a few creatures out there that are enjoying the wet mess of the 2019 planting season. Some early season caterpillars and slugs are out and feasting […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Scouting for Early Season Pests After Late Start

🕔Jun 10, 2019It goes without saying that this spring has been a challenge. With extreme planting delays throughout the state, crop development is well behind normal expectations, while insect pest populations have […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Time to Scout for Black Cutworm Damage

🕔May 30, 2019As we have reported previously in our newsletter, our Black Cutworm Monitoring Network detected five significant flights of black cutworm moths in our pheromone traps. In these areas, one should […]

Minnesota Corn: Black Cutworms Moving In

🕔May 3, 2019Migrating black cutworm moths found their way into southern MN this past week (April 20-26). In many cases, the number of moths captured indicate increased risk of black cutworm damage […]

Black Cutworm: Identify and Manage – Here’s What to Look For – DTN

🕔Apr 25, 2019A drawn-out harvest prevented many farmers from completing fall fieldwork. That may increase the susceptibility of many fields to one of our perennial pests, the black cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon). And, […]

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 […]

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