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.
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.
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.
Moth traps have been established at 12 sites in northeast, east central, southeast and south central Nebraska to monitor flights of armyworm, black cutworm, and variegated cutworm moths. The results are presented below and will be updated weekly through May.