Indiana Soybeans: Watch for These Late Season Caterpillars Aug 29, 2019

🕔Aug 29, 2019
The painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, is mostly orange mottled with black and white markings. This is a migratory species flying from and to Mexico and the Southwestern United States […]

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Late-Season Pest Considerations – Podcast Aug 26, 2019

🕔Aug 26, 2019
In this week’s podcast, we feature Angie Peltier, UMN Extension Educator based out of Crookston, MN. Peltier provided insight on conditions in Northwestern Minnesota and the outlook into the remainder of […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Keep Scouting for Defoliating Pests Aug 14, 2019

🕔Aug 14, 2019
While soybean aphid numbers have been generally low this year, defoliating insects (especially green cloverworm and thistle caterpillar) have been abundant in soybean fields across much of Minnesota. I have also […]

Iowa Soybeans: Thistle Caterpillars on Their Way Out? Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019
Today for the first time this summer, I started to notice a few thistle caterpillars that didn’t look quite right. Some were very dark, some look deflated and some were […]

Minnesota: Early Summer Crop Scouting Recommendations – Podcast Jul 2, 2019

🕔Jul 2, 2019
Our 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 […]

South Dakota Soybeans: Thistle Caterpillars Chewing Up Crops – Round 2! Aug 25, 2017

🕔Aug 25, 2017
About a month ago, we were seeing thistle caterpillars in soybean, but they were not causing enough defoliation to be of much concern. A couple of weeks ago, we saw […]

Minnesota Soybeans: When Good Butterflies Go Bad Aug 15, 2017

🕔Aug 15, 2017
The second 2017 MN generation of thistle caterpillars continue to cause concern in some soybean fields. Most of the reports of Minnesota high populations are from SW, SC, C, and […]

Iowa Soybeans: Thistle Caterpillars Showing Up Jun 21, 2017

🕔Jun 21, 2017
Today while scouting a commercial field north of Ames, I was looking for soybean aphid. I didn’t see one aphid (sniff, sniff), but I did see a handful of thistle […]

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