Wayne Ohnesorg - Extension Educator

Wayne Ohnesorg

(faculty)
Work
1305 S 13 St Norfolk NE 68701
US
Work 402-370-4044 On-campus 7-4044

icon-academic-capEducation

  • Ph D, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016
  • MS, Iowa State University, 2008
  • BS, University of Wyoming, 2005

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Achievement Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 2017
  • Entomology Educational Project Award, North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America, 2017
  • #1 Agriculture App for 2012, CropLife, 2012

Location: Madison County
Focus Areas: Entomology, integrated pest management (IPM), mobile scouting tools for agriculture, and mobile apps.

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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Western bean cutworm moth
Figure 1. Western bean cutworm moth (Photos by Julie Peterson)

Scouting and Treating Western Bean Cutworm July 11, 2018

Western bean cutworm egg masses have been reported on field corn in a number of locations across the state this week. Here's what to look for in the field, treatment thresholds and recommendations.

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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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Soybean aphid

Although at Low Levels, Soybean Aphids Are in Northeast Nebraska July 17, 2017

Soybean aphids are at low numbers in northeast, but these populations could quickly explode when temperatures drop. Farmers are encouraged to scout their fields and be prepared to treat if numbers reach the threshold.

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aphid speed scouting app

Soybean Aphid Scouting and Management July 17, 2017

The current economic threshold for soybean aphids is 250 aphids per plant with 80% of the plant infested and populations increasing. The article discusses the basis for this threshold and two scouting methods, including a speed scouting app, and management guidelines.

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western bean cutworm eggs and larvae

Scouting and Treatment Recommendations for Western Bean Cutworm July 11, 2017

Scouting is urged for Western bean cutworm in corn as moth flights are active and particularly heavy in south central Nebraska this week. This article includes trapping reports and recommendations for scouting and treatment.

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Corn damaged by wheat stem maggot

Suspected Wheat Stem Maggot Damage in Corn following Cover Crops June 13, 2017

Ag professionals across central and eastern Nebraska are reporting insect damage to corn following rye and wheat cover crops, likely from the wheat stem maggot. A recent field survey found stand losses in fields ranged from 2%-30% on a whole-field basis.

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