Justin McMechan - Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist
June 10, 2021
On June 8 and 9, several sites in east-central and northeast Nebraska recorded emergence of soybean gall midge adults. Growers should consider making field edge applications now.
May 19, 2021
As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, white grubs or other insects.
Figure 1. Seed corn maggots. (Photo by Jim Kalisch)
April 7, 2021
For producers concerned about seed corn maggot, these recommendations could help reduce injury in soybean fields this year.
March 17, 2021
A new webinar series aims to help growers with identification, biology and current management strategies for soybean gall midge as it continues to spread across the Midwest.
The recent temperature extremes will not provide adequate control of pests such as this overwintering sawfly larva.
February 26, 2021
Extension specialists detail what effect February's bitter temperatures and snow cover may have on overwintering insects in Nebraska.
July 7, 2020
Western corn rootworm beetles began emerging in southeast and south central Nebraska at the end of June. Beetles emerge somewhat later in northeastern and western Nebraska.
Figure 1. The wheat-mite-virus complex has extreme potential to impact yield the following year if high risk volunteer wheat situations are not managed well. (Photo by Gary Hein)
June 23, 2020
Volunteer wheat can provide the summer "green bridge" for the disease wheat streak mosaic and other virus diseases. This almost always occurs as a result of wheat seed shattered from heads during hail storms.
June 23, 2020
Japanese beetle adults are beginning to emerge in eastern Nebraska corn and soybeans, as well as landscape trees and shrubs. They will continue to emerge for the next few weeks. This story includes a guide for estimating total defoliation from multiple insects to determine need for treatment in soybean.
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