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Crop Protection Network Scouting School

April 29, 2021
Learn how to scout fields for problems with Crop Protection Network's 2021 Virtual Crop Scout School.

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Alfalfa weevil larvae
Figure 1. Adult and small- to medium-sized larvae of the alfalfa weevil. (Photo by Julie Peterson)

Scouting Advised for Alfalfa Weevil

April 28, 2021
Alfalfa weevils have been reported damaging alfalfa in southeast Nebraska; scouting for this pest is crucial for alfalfa producers over the next few weeks.

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Sample Testing Underway at Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic

April 22, 2021
With operations resuming in full at the Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab this spring, growers have several options for submitting weed, insect and plant disease samples for testing in Nebraska.

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Looking for CAA Credits? Check out the online crop management diagnostic clinic courses

Nebraska Extension Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic Courses Available Online

April 20, 2021
For the first time, the Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics — which can be used to earn Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits — are offered via an e-learning online option.

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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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Nebraska Extension Provides Interactive Introductory Field Scout Online Training May 11

April 14, 2021
A training course for summer employees working in the ag industry, as well as corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests.

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Seed corn maggots
Figure 1. Seed corn maggots. (Photo by Jim Kalisch)

Avoiding Injury from Seed Corn Maggot

April 7, 2021
For producers concerned about seed corn maggot, these recommendations could help reduce injury in soybean fields this year. 

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Army cutworms

Army Cutworm Scouting Urged in Western Nebraska Wheat and Alfalfa

March 31, 2021
With Army cutworms sightings reported from in Kansas, Extension experts encourage scouting efforts begin in Nebraska's fields — particularly in the west.

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