Robert Wright - Extension Entomologist
January 16, 2020
Many defoliating insects may be found in Nebraska soybeans. Estimating defoliation levels in fields is the best way to decide whether it will pay to treat for these insects.
We saw several different insects in parts of Nebraska causing defoliation in soybeans in 2019. These included:
December 4, 2019
The 2020 Crop Production Budgets for Nebraska are now available. They include 80 budgets for 15 crops, available in both PDF and customizable Excel formats.
September 25, 2019
Cleaning and treating harvest equipment and grain bins, as well as the area surrounding bins, can reduce pest and rodent problems in stored grain, helping protect your season-long investment.
September 13, 2019
In this month’s CropWatch Podcast Extension Educator Michael Sindelar is joined by entomologist Robert Wright to discuss insect issues in late maturing corn and soybeans.
August 7, 2019
Soybean gall midge infestations have been confirmed in six new Nebraska counties since 2018.Treatment is not recommended at this time, but scouting and reporting infestations will continue to be important to plan for management next year.
July 29, 2019
These three on-farm examples show the importance of scouting individual soybean fields to assess damage, insect growth stage, and the potential need for treating thistle caterpillars.
July 18, 2019
The wide range in corn and soybean planting dates in Nebraska this year may affect the distribution and behavior of pest insects both this year and next year. Be alert to a possible shift and scout regularly to identify problem fields.
July 18, 2019
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.