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 […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Big Year for Japanese Beetles

🕔Jul 20, 2018It is proving to be a big year for Japanese beetles in Illinois, and while populations should be starting to decline in much of the state, there is still a […]

Tennessee Soybeans: Few Insects Present, Don’t Stop Scouting

🕔Jul 11, 2018Having done several scout schools this past week and spending some time on the phone, there doesn’t appear to be any major insect pest problems in soybean at this time. […]

Midwest Long Summer: Hail Stripped Corn Fields; Rain Drowned Crops – DTN

🕔Jul 10, 2018One year ago, on June 12, I had written about the severe drought in South and North Dakota that intensified as July rolled around. By that same time in June, […]

Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Japanese Beetle Not as Bad as It Appears

🕔Jul 2, 2018News flash … Japanese beetle are emerging and can be seen throughout the state on corn and soybean plants. OK, not that news worthy. How about … some areas of […]

Nebraska: Scout Corn and Soybean for Japanese Beetles

🕔Jul 2, 2018Japanese 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 more frequently in corn […]

Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Japanese Beetle Season Begins Early

🕔Jun 18, 2018Locally, we found Japanese beetle adults on Monday, June 11, in field crops and flying around campus. This is certainly earlier than normal, as we typically think of them emerging […]

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