Pest Management

Plant disease photo collage

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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Field Crop Scout Training poster

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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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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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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Soybean gall midge-injured field

Soybean Gall Midge Updates and Tools for 2021

March 17, 2021
A new webinar series aims to help growers with identification, biology and current management strategies for soybean gall midge as it continues to spread across the Midwest.

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Soybean gall midge larvae on soybean plant

UNL to Host Free Soybean Gall Midge Webinar for Midwestern Producers

December 16, 2020
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in conjunction with Iowa State University and University of Minnesota, will be hosting three live sessions in January to educate ag producers and professionals on the biological and ecological impacts of soybean gall midge, as well as scouting, identification and management techniques.

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