Kyle Koch - Assistant Extension Educator

cutworm caterpillar

Scout Emerging Corn for Insects; Don’t Assume Protection

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.

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Aphid mummies on leaf
Figure 1. Aphid mummies in south central Nebraska alfalfa field. (Photo by Andrew Cantrell)

What is This Insect?

April 14, 2021
A very common sight in Nebraska, aphid mummies are a small but important insect for local crops. Find out what they are and why they matter. 

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Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetles Emerging; Scout Corn and Soybean Fields

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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cutworm moth

Cutworm Pheromone Trapping Network Update

April 23, 2020
Pheromone traps have been established at several locations in eastern Nebraska to monitor for several spring migrants to Nebraska; black cutworm, variegated cutworm and true armyworm moths. Find the latest report here.

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