Nebraska: How Have Cold Temps Affected Insect Overwintering? Mar 11, 2021

🕔Mar 11, 2021
With recent temperatures dipping below zero in Nebraska, agricultural professionals may be wondering if higher overwintering mortality will give them a break from insect pests during the 2021 growing season. […]

Texas Corn: Researchers Target Pest Resistance for New Study Mar 8, 2021

🕔Mar 8, 2021
Two researchers in Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have received a $499,865 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study corn resistance mechanisms against […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Managing Belowground Insect Pests May 7, 2020

🕔May 7, 2020
Belowground insect pests can be challenging to control. In common field crops of Pennsylvania, they can occur in soybeans, small grains, or hay, but tend not to be too problematic […]

Western Corn Rootworm – Bt Resistance Growing, Still Waiting on New Varieties – DTN Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
For more than two decades, Joe Spencer has spent many a summer evening standing atop 30-foot-tall towers above corn fields, trying to catch adult Western corn rootworm beetles as they […]

Iowa Corn: Assessing Rootworm Activity Using Sticky Traps Jul 26, 2019

🕔Jul 26, 2019
Western and northern corn rootworm are major corn pests in Iowa and surrounding states (Photos 1 and 2). Farmers have seen several management changes, including the release of four Bt-rootworm […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Temps Affect Pests, Pathogens? Feb 11, 2019

🕔Feb 11, 2019
Many 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 […]

Illinois: Corn Rootworms – Amid Bt Resistance, What Control Options Work? Jan 30, 2019

🕔Jan 30, 2019
Producers across east-central Illinois have enjoyed low western corn rootworm pressure for several years, due to a combination of saturating rains during rootworm egg hatch and widespread use of Bt […]

Illinois Bt Corn: Rootworm Resistance? You Still Have Options Jan 21, 2019

🕔Jan 21, 2019
The development of resistance to Bt Cry toxins by the western corn rootworm is a growing concern, highlighted by the recent confirmation of field-evolved resistance to Cry34/35Ab1 in Iowa. Across […]

Weeds: Resistance Management Webinar Series Starts in January Jan 4, 2019

🕔Jan 4, 2019
Managing resistant pests is an increasing issue throughout crop production in Nebraska and the entire U.S. Staying updated on current strategies to manage resistant pests is critical. This winter a […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Biggest Pest Problem in 2018 Sep 18, 2018

🕔Sep 18, 2018
As field and research season winds down, we’re able to finish collecting and summarizing data. One of our biggest summer projects is the annual corn and soybean survey. While some […]

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