Kyle Koch - Assistant Extension Educator

Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetles Emerging; Scout Corn and Soybean Fields

July 11, 2022
Extension recommendations on estimating total defoliation from multiple insects to determine need for treatment in soybean.

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cutworm caterpillar

Scout Emerging Corn for Insects; Don’t Assume Protection

May 11, 2022
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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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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