Robert Wright - Extension Entomologist

Robert Wright

faculty
Work Entomology Hall (ENTO) 213
Lincoln NE 68583-0816
US
Work 402-472-2128 On campus, dial 2-2128

icon-academic-capEducation

  • BA, University of California, 1975
  • MS, University of Arizona, 1977
  • Ph D, North Carolina State University, 1981

icon-chat-userCourses

  • ENTO 888, MS Degree Project, Fall 2018

Faculty Bio
Twitter: @BobWrightUNL

Potato leafhopper

Watch for Aphids and Potato Leafhoppers in Nebraska Alfalfa

June 22, 2022
Nebraska growers should begin scouting for potato leafhoppers and spotted alfalfa, as these pests have been spotted in alfalfa fields in Gage County and Scottsbluff, respectively.

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Western bean cutworm adult

Degree-days for Prediction of Western Bean Cutworm Flight

June 21, 2022
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.

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common stalk borer larva

Managing Stalk Borers in Corn

June 2, 2022
Understanding the common stalk borer life cycle and behavior is critical to selecting management practices to reduce damage in corn.

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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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Alfalfa weevil larvae
Figure 1. Adult and small- to medium-sized larvae of the alfalfa weevil. (Photo by Julie Peterson)

Scouting Advised for Alfalfa Weevil

May 2, 2022
Alfalfa weevils have been reported damaging alfalfa in southeast Nebraska; scouting for this pest is crucial for alfalfa producers over the next few weeks.

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Pesticide application
Producers will not be allowed to apply chlorpyrifos on any food or feed products after Feb. 28, 2022.

Food Tolerances Revoked for Chlorpyrifos — What to Know

February 22, 2022
Producers will not be allowed to apply chlorpyrifos on any food or feed products after Feb. 28, 2022, and any food items treated with chlorpyrifos products after that date are not permitted to be sold.

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Grasshopper

Continued Good News for Grasshopper Risk on Rangeland

February 10, 2022
Based on fall adult surveys conducted by USDA-APHIS, the risk of grasshopper infestation in Nebraska rangelands will be low in 2022, with slightly higher risk in southwestern Nebraska.

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Fall Armyworm

Fall Armyworms in Pastures, Alfalfa, Small Grains, Cover Crops, and Lawns

September 24, 2021
We continue to receive questions on management with the unprecedented number of fall armyworms experienced in Nebraska this fall. The following is a Q/A to address the specific questions we’ve received.

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