Thomas Hunt - Extension Entomologist

Tom Hunt

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Work
HAL 57905 866 Rd Concord NE 68728-2828
US
Work 402-584-3863 On-campus 7-3863

Faculty Bio

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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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 aphid

August Prime Time for Soybean Aphids August 2, 2018

Soybean aphid populations can explode in August under favorable conditions. Vigilant scouting is recommended, especially in northeast Nebraska where populations have historically been highest, to allow for timely management decisions.

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Soybean aphid speed scouting app

Scouting and Managing Soybean Aphids August 2, 2018

Recommendations for scouting and managing soybean aphids, including why the 250-aphids-per-plant threshold is used. Two tools―an app and Excel worksheet―can help speed up scouting in the field and indicate when treatment is warranted.

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Soybean plants showing wilting and necrosis
Figure 1. Soybean plants exhibiting signs of wilting (A) and necrosis (B) in fields in eastern Nebraska.

Orange Gall Midge in Soybeans August 1, 2018

Reports of orange gall midge in soybean increased in Nebraska this year and researchers have initiated in-field and laboratory studies to help learn more about its potential to reduce yield as well as best practices for its management.

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Corn Rootworm Management Update January 8, 2018

From the 2018 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings: Corn rootworm continues to be a problem for Nebraska growers who rotate crops infrequently. Additionally, resistance to insecticides and some Bt corn reduces efficacy of these important tools in some fields.

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Painted lady caterpillar

Northeast Nebraska Insect Pest Update January 8, 2018

Part of the 2018 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings, this article reviews insects to expect in northeast Nebraska crops and links to resources on management.

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Painted lady butterfly and caterpillar

Large Populations of Painted Lady Butterflies January 8, 2018

In 2017 large populations of painted lady butterflies were seen across the state, raising concerns about whether the larvae form (thistle caterpillars) of this insect would cause damage to soybean fields. An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics.

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