Adult differential grasshopper

Grasshoppers Return ― It’s Time to Scout Field Borders

July 12, 2021
Populations of immature grasshoppers are being reported in areas bordering crop fields in several parts of Nebraska. If these grasshopper species are one of the four major species that are likely to infest cropland, control may be warranted if high numbers are present.

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Aphid mummies on leaf
Figure 1. Aphid mummies in south central Nebraska alfalfa field. (Photo by Andrew Cantrell)

What is This Insect?

April 14, 2021
A very common sight in Nebraska, aphid mummies are a small but important insect for local crops. Find out what they are and why they matter. 

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adult black blister beetle

Blister Beetle in Alfalfa

July 20, 2020
Last year in another state, 14 horses died and another 100 were sickened from hay that contained blister beetles. Usually Blister beetles are not a problem, but growers should be aware of the insect and what to scout for in their fields.

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Corn rootworm beetle

Impact of Planting Dates on Corn and Soybean Insects

July 18, 2019
The wide range in corn and soybean planting dates in Nebraska this year may affect the distribution and behavior of pest insects both this year and next year. Be alert to a possible shift and scout regularly to identify problem fields.

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Green June beetle
Green June beetle

Help Identify Crop Insect Distribution in Nebraska

July 8, 2019
Have you seen these three insects in your fields? They are expanding their geographic range in Nebraska and we would like to identify where they can currently be found.

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Cover image for the Nebraska CropWatch podcast

CW Podcast: Managing Early Season Insects in Corn and Soybeans

June 13, 2019
In the latest Nebraska CropWatch podcast Michael Sindelar is joined by Robert Wright from the Department of Entomology to discuss how to prevent or identify and treat early season insects in corn and 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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Wheat stem sawfly

What’s New in Entomology: Nebraska Panhandle

January 9, 2019
Key crop insect pests to watch for in the Panhandle, including western corn rootworm, western bean cutworm, corn earworm, wheat stem sawfly, alfalfa weevil, grasshoppers, and a potential new pest, the brown marmorated stink bug. This article is from the 2019 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings.

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