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

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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What’s New in Entomology: Eastern Nebraska

January 9, 2019
An overview of what crop insect pests were leading threats in eastern Nebraska and where they were found. This article is from the Proceedings of the 2019 Crop Production Clinics.

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Corn rootworm

Which Bt Traits Do You Need to Buy?

November 15, 2018
When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your particular farm or field. This guide can help you determine which traits you need where.

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Treated soybean seed

Q&A: When Does Soybean Seed Treatment Pay?

November 8, 2018
A farmer who is ordering soybean seed this fall asks "At $20 per unit, when does soybean seed treatment pay?" Here's what to consider when deciding whether to order fungicide and insecticide treatments for your soybean seed this year.

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Soybean gall midge adult

Soybean Gall Midge: Adult Stage Identified

November 7, 2018
The adult of the soybean gall midge, a new pest in north central US soybean production, has now been verified, allowing growers to add a new photo to their "Most Wanted" list for spring scouting.

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Granary weevil
Granary weevil

Resource on Managing Insects in Stored Grain from SDSU

September 26, 2018
As we begin to harvest corn in Nebraska, on-farm storage may be needed. A recent article from South Dakota State University Extension summarizes potential insect pests of stored grain and actions to take to minimize damage by stored grain insects.

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Soybean plant infested with orange gall midge.
Figure 1. Soybean plant infested with orange gall midge.

Survey of Orange Gall Midge in Nebraska: A Potential Pest of Soybeans

August 23, 2018
A relatively new insect in soybean, the orange gall midge has now been confirmed in 15 eastern Nebraska counties.Growers and consultants are invited to submit reports of orange gall midge in counties where it hasn't previously been identified.

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Soybean stem borer

Scouting for Soybean Stem Borer Damage

August 9, 2018
High populations of soybean stem borers may predispose your field to lodging and complicate harvest. Fields with higher levels of injury should be harvested first to minimize lodging losses.

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