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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Corn earworm larva

What’s New in Entomology: West Central Nebraska January 9, 2019

A survey of ongoing, new, and potential insect pest threats to crop production in west central Nebraska. This article is from the 2019 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings.

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What’s New in Entomology: Eastern Nebraska January 9, 2019

    Western bean cutworm
    Figure 1. Western bean cutworm

    Dectes stem borer
    Figure 2. Dectes stem borer

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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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Western bean cutworm colony

Establishing a Western Bean Cutworm Colony in the Laboratory October 4, 2017

The western bean cutworm is an important pest of corn and dry beans in Nebraska and is a major focus of research at the Agroecosystems Entomology Laboratory at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte. Because WBC has only one generation per year, researchers are now growing their own population to use in laboratory and field studies.

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Nebraska map of Japanese beetle distribution

Japanese Beetles Migrating West April 13, 2017

A newly released map of confirmed Japanese beetle populations in Nebraska shows their westward movement from where they were first identified near Lincoln and Omaha several years ago. 

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Aug. 30 Seminar on Next Generation of Insect-Resistant Biotech Crops August 24, 2016

Amit Sethi, research scientist at the DuPont-Pioneer Research and Development Center in Johnston, Iowa will present a seminar on "The Next Generation of Insect-Resistant Biotech Crops" Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Lincoln. The public is welcome.

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