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

Thistle Caterpillars In Soybean

June 12, 2019
The painted lady butterfly has been observed in eastern Nebraska for about a month and recently there have been reports of its immature stage, the thistle caterpillar, in soybeans.

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Potato leafhopper

Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa

June 11, 2019
Potato leafhoppers are reported in north central Kansas and may be arriving in Nebraska soon. It is not too early to begin scouting for these insects and protecting your alfalfa with one of the registered insecticides listed here.

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Light Trap Data Available Online

May 28, 2019
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.

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Wireworms

Scout Emerging Corn for Insects; Don’t Assume Protection

May 22, 2019
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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Example of bioassay used for monitoring ECB susceptibility to Bt protein

First ECB Resistance to Bt Corn Reported in Canada

May 22, 2019
The first case of field-evolved resistance of European corn borer (ECB) to Bt transgenic corn has been reported in Canada. What does this mean for Nebraska corn farmers and how can they help maintain resistance here?

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Soybean gall midge traps

Alerts Available for Tracking Soybean Gall Midge

May 9, 2019
A new alert system will notify growers when emerging soybean gall midges are captured in field traps in counties where there was damage in 2018.

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Seed corn maggots
Seed corn maggots

Avoiding Injury from Seed Corn Maggot

April 26, 2019
A new pest management resource for the seed corn maggot predicts fly development based on accumulated growing degree days. A new map, updated daily, shows degree days at multiple sites.

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Map showing distribution of soybean gall midge

Soybean Gall Midge: An Emerging Pest of Soybeans

January 9, 2019
Report on 2018 observations of the soybean gall midge and research on the effect of various management practices on damage and yield. This is an article in the Proceedings of the 2019 Crop Production Clinics.

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