Jeff Bradshaw - Director of the Doctor of Plant Health Professional Program

Jeff Bradshaw

faculty
Work Plant Sciences Hall (PLSH) 279D
Lincoln NE 68583-0933
US
Work 402-472-3345 On campus, dial 2-3345

Faculty Bio
Get to Know Jeff: CW Introductory Article

Wheat stem maggot

Insects in Cover Crops

January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics on how integration of cover crops in cropping systems will alter pest and beneficial insect activity.

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Western bean cutworm moth
Western bean cutworm moth

Using Degree-Day Models to Predict Western Bean Cutworm Flights

June 21, 2018
By using a degree-day model, growers can account for the effect of temperature on insect development and approximate when certain insect stages will occur. See predicted cutworm flights and recommended scouting periods for 14 Nebraska locations.

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Chart looking at adult sawflies from spring-disced summer fallow

Wheat Insect Pest Update

January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics reviewing the status of insects in wheat, particularly the wheat stem sawfly.

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Painted lady butterfly and caterpillar

Large Populations of Painted Lady Butterflies

January 8, 2018
In 2017 large populations of painted lady butterflies were seen across the state, raising concerns about whether the larvae form (thistle caterpillars) of this insect would cause damage to soybean fields. An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics.

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Wheat stem sawfly video screen capture

Wheat Stem Sawfly Numbers Up in the Panhandle

June 6, 2018
Video: Populations of wheat stem sawflies, a serious pest of wheat in western Nebraska, are at high numbers this year. Surveys are underway in wheat fields, grasslands and pastures to evaluate grass hosts for the pest and its parasitoids.

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Alfalfa weevil larvae and adults
Figure 1. Alfalfa weevil larvae and adults collected in a single 12-sweep sample in Goshen County, Wyoming by Dan Keener on May 11, 2018. Note that both large larvae and adults are present.

Scout Diligently for Alfalfa Weevils in May And June

May 16, 2018
High populations of alfalfa weevils have been found in alfalfa throughout the Nebraska Panhandle; lower populations were reported this week in central and eastern Nebraska. The economics would warrant continued scouting through June to provide for timely treatment, if necessary, and yield protection.

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Corn Rootworm Management Update

January 8, 2018
From the 2018 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings: Corn rootworm continues to be a problem for Nebraska growers who rotate crops infrequently. Additionally, resistance to insecticides and some Bt corn reduces efficacy of these important tools in some fields.

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Western bean cutworm moth flights

Western Bean Cutworm Pest Update

January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics: An update on the western bean cutworm, a major pest in corn and dry bean production for most of Nebraska.

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