Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Japanese Beetle Management Guidelines

🕔Jul 11, 2019Japanese beetles (Fig. 1) have been arriving throughout Illinois over the last couple of weeks, and are becoming pretty conspicuous in some areas. Our crops are well behind their usual […]

Iowa Field Reports: Crops Developing Well, Pest Pressure on the Rise

🕔Jul 9, 2019Soybean gall midge larvae, Japanese beetles, foliar diseases in corn, and weed management issues were some of the more common issues ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists came across in […]

Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: Japanese Beetles Emerging, Scout Your Fields

🕔Jul 5, 2019Japanese beetle adults are beginning to emerge in eastern Nebraska. Their distribution has been increasing in Nebraska the last few years and they are being seen in corn and soybeans […]

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 […]

Tennessee: Insect Issues – Not Many, but Watch for These Guys

🕔Jun 20, 2019No major insect problems are occurring on a wide basis, but the phone is ringing more frequently about several issues.

Iowa: Japanese Beetles Get a Slow Start to 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019Several reports from ISU Field Agronomists have indicated Japanese beetles are emerging in southern Iowa. The emergence is about 7-10 days behind the last few years, due to slowly accumulating […]

Missouri: Flooding Unlikely to Affect Japanese Beetle Populations

🕔Jun 14, 2019Invasive Japanese beetle adults have begun to emerge in central Missouri. Adult beetles feed on over 300 host plant species including natural weeds, shrubs, hardwoods, and cultivated crops such as […]

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 Soybeans: Japanese Beetles Feeding – What Should You Do?

🕔Aug 6, 2018In parts of southeastern Minnesota Japanese beetle has been actively feeding on soybean. These large beetles with shiny green- and copper-colored bodies, chew small holes in the leaves leaving a […]

Ohio Corn, Soybeans: Japanese Beetles – Damage Looks Worse Than It Is

🕔Jul 31, 2018We have been hearing reports of Japanese beetles in corn and soybean. These beetles are large with a shiny copper and green color. Foliage feeding in corn is almost never […]

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