Minnesota: Early Summer Crop Scouting Recommendations – Podcast

🕔Jul 2, 2019Our guests this week were Bruce Potter, Extension IPM Specialist, with the UMN Extension IPM Program. Bruce is located at the Southwest Research & Outreach Center (SWROC) at Lamberton and […]

Michigan: How Will Wet Spring Impact Insect Pests?

🕔Jun 20, 2019I have been getting many questions (and theories) about the how the wet spring will impact insects. My thoughts are below, divided by insect. First, a plug for the upcoming […]

Plant 2019: Racing the Rain – Acres to Go Before Sleeping – DTN

🕔Jun 7, 2019Jeff Brown has taken to keeping changes of clothes in his tractor this spring. Home may only be 15 miles or so away as the crow flies, but most nights […]

Minnesota: Black Cutworm and Early Season Weed Issues – Podcast

🕔Jun 3, 2019The Minnesota State University IPM Podcast guest this week was Bruce Potter, Extension IPM Specialist, with the UMN Extension IPM Program. Bruce is located at the Southwest Research & Outreach […]

Iowa: Black Cutworm Moth Counts Jump “Significantly” In Multiple Counties

🕔May 15, 2019This week we begin Week 7 of moth trapping in Iowa. Significant captures of black cutworm (BCW) have occurred in several counties during weeks 3-6 of trapping (bold and * […]

Iowa Corn: Scouting for Black Cutworm in 2019

🕔May 15, 2019Black 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 year. […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Pests Quiet, but Stay Vigilant

🕔Jun 1, 2018This time of year, when corn and soybeans are young and vulnerable, insect pest and slug populations can do their worst damage. Last season at this time, slug populations were […]

Illinois Corn: 4 Black Cutworm Management Considerations

🕔May 21, 2018With corn planting wrapping up throughout most of Illinois, the time has come to scout for cutworms. While several species of cutworms infest early season corn, black cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon) […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Black Cutworm Moths, Slugs Becoming Active

🕔May 11, 2018Now that Spring has arrived in earnest, various pest species are active and they should be kept in mind. These pests include alfalfa weevil, timothy mites, cereal leaf beetle, black […]

Illinois: Black Cutworm Moth Flight Beginning

🕔Apr 24, 2018Soil temperatures and field activity are increasing along with moth migration from the south. Insect traps (figure 1) are out around the state and we’ve been capturing both true armyworm […]

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