Insect Management

The UNL Department of Entomology provides current, science-based information to meet the needs of clientele throughout the state and region. Our programs are directed at solving pressing insect pest problems and provide improved management recommendations, new insect pest management tools, and education for insect pest related issues.

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View Insect Light Trap Reports for 2017
  • South Central Ag Lab, Clay Center
  • Northeast Research and Extension Center, Concord
  • West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte
Nebraska Guide to Insecticides for Field Crops

Excerpted from the most recent Nebraska Extension Guide for Weed, Disease and Insect Management, these insecticide tables cover alfalfa, corn, soybean, and wheat treatments. They are reviewed and updated annually. The full 300+ page guide is available at Nebraska Extension Publications.

Handy Bt Trait Table for US Corn Production

Most corn hybrids planted in the U.S. contain one or more transgenic traits for weed or insect management. The Handy Bt Trait Table, last updated in January 2018, lists trait names and details of trait package. materials, and bag tags.

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Western bean cutworm eggs (Photo by Jen Bruggeman)
Western bean cutworm eggs (Photo by Jen Bruggeman)

Introducing the 'Western Bean Cutworm Central' Webpage March 8, 2019

This new webpage is designed to serve as a clearinghouse of information related to western bean cutworm biology, behavior, and management in both corn and dry bean agroecosystems.

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Cover of the 2019 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska

Weed, Disease, and Insect Guide Updated for 2019 February 1, 2019

The 346-page comprehensive pest management guide includes new herbicides for field crops and updated herbicide, fungicide, and insecticide efficacy tables. It also includes updated information on how to control resistant weeds, especially Palmer amaranth.

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A cutworm moth captured in the field.

Bugeye Workshop: Cutworms & Kin January 30, 2019

Growers concerned about the increase in cutworms in dry beans can learn about improved monitoring and management at a March 11 hands-on workshop in Scottsbluff.

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Each year more than 100 research trials are conducted at the South Central Agriculture Laboratory near Harvard. The Aug. 29 SCAL Field Day invites the public to view and learn about the most recent research from UNL and USDA scientists.
Figure 1. Each year more than 100 research trials are conducted at the South Central Agriculture Laboratory near Harvard. The Aug. 29 SCAL Field Day invites the public to view and learn about the most recent research from UNL and USDA scientists.

View Latest Crop and Pest Research at South Central Ag Lab Aug. 29 August 17, 2018

Tour field trials focused on irrigation and water management, soil fertility, entomology, weed science, cropping systems, and disease management at this year's South Central Ag Lab Field Day Aug. 29.

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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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