Robert Wright - Extension Entomologist
July 15, 2021
The first western bean cutworm moths were captured in University of Nebraska-Lincoln black light traps on June 25-27 at Clay Center, June 26-27 at North Platte, and July 1 at Scottsbluff.
July 14, 2021
Weekly scouting of adult rootworm beetles in July and August will provide the information needed to decide whether rootworm control is needed next year.
July 12, 2021
Populations of immature grasshoppers are being reported in areas bordering crop fields in several parts of Nebraska. If these grasshopper species are one of the four major species that are likely to infest cropland, control may be warranted if high numbers are present.
July 1, 2021
Measuring the amount of heat between an upper and lower threshold to which an insect has been exposed, degree-days models can provide a high level of precision in predicting western bean cutworm peak flight.
June 23, 2021
Potato leafhoppers have the potential to injure alfalfa in Nebraska every year and have been reported recently in southeast Nebraska. Generally they are a second and third cutting pest.
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.
June 8, 2021
UNL Extension Entomology is monitoring crop insect pests (primarily moths) using black light traps at university facilities at North Platte, Clay Center, Mead and Concord.
June 7, 2021
Understanding the common stalk borer life cycle and behavior is critical to selecting management practices to reduce damage in corn.