Pest Management

Wheat field
The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations on research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests via Zoom for nine days throughout January.

Extension Crop Production Clinics Going Virtual in January

December 16, 2020
The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests in a new online format this year.

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wheat stem sawfly adult

Wheat Stem Sawfly Infestations Continue to Impact Harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle

July 23, 2020
WSS damage in winter wheat was first noted in Nebraska in the early to mid-1990s in Banner County near the Wyoming border. It has continued to increase ever since and now is a very significant issue.

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adult black blister beetle

Blister Beetle in Alfalfa

July 20, 2020
Last year in another state, 14 horses died and another 100 were sickened from hay that contained blister beetles. Usually Blister beetles are not a problem, but growers should be aware of the insect and what to scout for in their fields.

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western bean cutworm larvae

Western Bean Cutworm Flight Predictions for 2020

June 17, 2020
The growth stage of corn during WBC flight is critical as moths prefer to lay their eggs on corn plants between the late whorl to early tassel stage. Survival of young WBC larvae is highest if they can feed on newly emerged tassel prior to moving into the ears.

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army cutworm miller moths

Spring Miller Moth Invasion

May 26, 2020
During the daylight hours the army cutworm moths seek shelter in cracks and crevices including those found in houses and other buildings. The moths begin to emerge from these locations at dusk to resume their feeding and westward migration.

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cutworm caterpillar

Scout Emerging Corn for Insects; Don’t Assume Protection

May 22, 2023
As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early season insects such as cutworms, wireworms and white grubs.

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cutworm moth

Cutworm Pheromone Trapping Network Update

April 23, 2020
Pheromone traps have been established at several locations in eastern Nebraska to monitor for several spring migrants to Nebraska; black cutworm, variegated cutworm and true armyworm moths. Find the latest report here.

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army cutworm caterpillar

Army Cutworm Scouting Urged in Western Nebraska Wheat and Alfalfa

March 27, 2020
Army cutworms have been spotted in Kansas and Nebraska crop fields this month. This is an important time to scout for this pest, particularly in wheat and alfalfa.

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