Minnesota Soybeans: Planting Delayed Again – What’s a Farmer to Do?

🕔May 22, 2019For the third year in a row, soybean planting is being seriously delayed by weather in Minnesota. Like with the previous couple of years, it’s a slow-go across most of […]

Minnesota: 8 Steps for Safe Handling of Treated Seed

🕔Apr 18, 2019A significant amount of seed planted this year will have been treated with one or more fungicide, insecticide, nematicide, or biological seed treatments. The following are some key precautions and […]

Minnesota Corn: Reducing Bt Trait Acres in 2019? Implications for European Corn Borer

🕔Dec 18, 2018Editor’s Note: For accompanying charts and figures see original article at the Source URL below. The economics of 2018 corn production challenged many farmers to minimize losses per acre. One […]

Minnesota: Soybean Gall Midge – A New Pest to Worry About

🕔Aug 28, 2018A new potential pest, the soybean (or orange) gall midge, is causing injury to soybean in parts of the Midwest. Reports of this insect from Minnesota soybean are summarized here. […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Evaluating Responses of Foliar Fungicides

🕔Jun 19, 2018Why worry about the disease control benefits of fungicides? Soybean growers and their advisors are faced with a bewildering array of information, from many sources, about products and practices that […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Heavy Seedcorn Maggot Infestations

🕔Jun 13, 2018Some fields in Minnesota have experienced significant stand loss caused by seed corn maggot. In a field in Dakota County (southeast Minnesota), research plots planted in the last week of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Neonics: EPA Seeks Input on Registrations for 4 Neonicotinoid Insecticides

🕔Feb 1, 2018There is an EPA open public comment period for ecological risk assessments for EPA registration review of four neonicotinoid insecticides. This open comment period ends Feb 20, 2018. The announcement […]

Minnesota Corn: Skip Bt Traits? Weigh European Corn Borer Options

🕔Jan 4, 2018The economics of 2018 corn production challenge many farmers with minimizing losses per acre. One area some farmers have targeted for reducing costs is hybrid selection. Planting corn hybrids without Bacillus […]

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