Iowa, Minnesota Webinar Series – Essential Row Crop Management for Summer 2020 – July 14 Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
University of Minnesota Extension and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are collaborating to provide another series of short, timely, and topic-specific webinars for farmers, ag professionals, Extension personnel and […]

Soybean Aphid Sucked into a 10-State Trap Network May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
Soybean pests are feeling the wind beneath their wings as they are sucked into the latest research project to monitor seasonal data on migratory flight patterns. Known as a “suction […]

Insect Pests: Aerial Trap Network Describes Life in the Skies Mar 12, 2020

🕔Mar 12, 2020
Like most invasive species, when the soybean aphid arrived in the Midwest in 2000, it brought none of its natural enemies along for the ride. So, naturally, finding itself in […]

Minnesota Webinar: Chlorpyrifos Use for Soybean Aphid Control, April 8 Mar 11, 2020

🕔Mar 11, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) encourages pesticide applicators, farmers, and agricultural professionals to register for an upcoming webinar “Chlorpyrifos use in Minnesota” on April 8, 2020 at 12:00 CST. This webinar […]

Lorsban Fading Away But Generic Chlorpyrifos Lives On (For Now) – DTN Feb 20, 2020

🕔Feb 20, 2020
Production of the insecticide Lorsban is ending, but its active ingredient, chlorpyrifos, is likely to remain on the agricultural landscape in the years to come. Corteva Agriscience took the industry […]

Minnesota: Soybean Aphids – How Does Biological Control Look in 2020? Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
The soybean aphid’s most dedicated natural enemy is an Asian parasitic wasp (or parasitoid) called Aphelinus certus (abbreviated as A. certus throughout this article). This tiny aphid-sized wasp was first […]

Iowa Soybeans: 2019 Insecticide Evaluations Jan 16, 2020

🕔Jan 16, 2020
The 2019 growing season was challenging for farmers in many parts of the state, especially because cold and wet soil conditions in April significantly delayed planting. Thistle caterpillar was the most […]

$20 Soybeans Might Justify Seed Treatments, New Study – DTN Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019
Not so long ago, insecticide and fungicide use in soybeans was not very common. Even after soybean aphids invaded the Midwest, fewer than 10% of soybean acres received an insecticide […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Dealing with White Mold, Aphids, Gall Midge – Podcast Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension Educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Bruce Potter, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, to discuss crop and pest […]

Chlorpyrifos: EPA Decision Appealed by Environmental Groups – DTN Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019
EPA decided in July not to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, and now, environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle to review that […]

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