Pest Management

Grasshopper in field
Prolonged and extreme drought conditions have increased the potential for problematic grasshopper populations this growing season. Producers seeking information about grasshopper control can contact their local extension educator for more assistance. (Photo by Troy Walz)

Pasture Grasshopper Management

June 8, 2023
Prolonged drought conditions have increased the potential for problematic grasshopper populations this growing season, particularly for counties in the western two-thirds of Nebraska.

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Crop Scout Training participants
During the one-day course, participants will get the chance to receive hands-on training in the field from Nebraska Extension specialists and educators.

Nebraska Extension Offers Introductory Level Crop Scout Training May 23

April 27, 2023
This year's course will enhance participants' knowledge of corn and soybean production in Nebraska, including: crop growth and development; insect and weed scouting, identification and management; and nutrient deficiencies.

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FarmBits Podcast: Soybean Solutions with Dr. Koch

March 31, 2023
Robert Koch of the University of Minnesota speaks to the FarmBits team about the soybean pest management research being conducted in his lab, using remote sensing for scouting and sampling fields for soybean aphids.

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FarmBits Podcast: Spray Drone Dynamics

February 16, 2023
The FarmBits team interviews Dr. Simerjeet Virk, University of Georgia, about his research on using spray drones for pest management and how farmers can tailor this ag tech for their unique operations.

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Dry edible bean field in western Nebraska. (Photo by Gary Stone)

2023 Dry Edible Bean Day Set for Feb. 7 in Gering

January 31, 2023
Numerous UNL experts are set to present updates on the dry edible bean breeding program, on-farm research studies, pest and nutrient management research, and more.

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FarmBits Podcast: Pest Predictions with Pattern Ag

January 19, 2023
This episode features Mike Tweedy of Pattern Ag, who discusses the company's digital tools for pest management and fertility, data collection through soil samples and using pressure panels to predict rootworm and disease issues.

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Ed Cahoon

Research Team Boosts Environmentally Sustainable Pest Control Via Insect Pheromones

October 20, 2022
Using plant-derived pheromones, the researchers were successfully able to lure diamondback moths in cabbage crops and disrupt mating of cotton bollworm moths in common bean fields.

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Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode This Fall

September 29, 2022
Soil testing is the only way to accurately identify and monitor soybean cyst nematode, which may be the cause of unidentifiable yield loss during fall harvest.

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