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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Table of variegated cutworm moth counts for April 1-28, 2016
Variegated cutworm moth counts

Insect Moth Trap Counts - 2016

April 28, 2016

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.

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