Category Archives: Insects & Mites

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin for 5-19-16

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 61 Issue No. 4 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-19-16.pdf I N S I D E  T H I S  I S S U … Continue reading

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Early Season Armyworms

Bryan Jensen UW Extension and IPM Program Migrating adults were noticed in DATCP’s black light trap network a few weeks ago. Specifically, in Rock and Monroe Counties. Since those early captures, relatively few have been reported. I’m not sure why. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin: Volume 61 Number 3 May 12, 2016

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection Periodic rainfall during the week benefited crop establishment but slowed seasonal fieldwork across much of the state. An advancing low pressure system on Monday brought an end to the weekend warm spell, … Continue reading

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Black Cutworms in Corn

Bryan Jensen UW Extension IPM Program DATCP’s Pest Bulletin has been reporting some substantial black cutworm moth flights the last couple weeks from their pheromone trap network and have predicted an anticipated cutting date of May 20th. Although migrating adult … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Weevil

Bryan Jensen UW Extension and IPM Program Based on May 9th degree day accumulations (map below), the southern Mississippi River valley area of Wisconsin has reached 300 Weevil Degree Days (base 48 F). Now is the time scouting for alfalfa … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin: Volume 61 Number 2 May 05, 2016

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection Drier weather with milder temperatures returned to Wisconsin, allowing spring fieldwork to proceed. Afternoon highs ranged from the 50s to 70s and were near or slightly above seasonal averages, while nighttime temperatures … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin: Volume 61 Number 1 April 28, 2016

This Week’s Weather & Pests Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection Brisk, showery weather prevailed across the state during the final week of April. After last week’s warm spell, temperatures on April 25 declined abruptly and chilly conditions … Continue reading

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Slugs

Bryan Jensen UW Extension During 2015, I had several conversations with producers and crop consultants regarding spring slug activity in corn and soybeans as well as some late-fall damage in cover crops. We had, I think, an unusually warm fall … Continue reading

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Controlling Rootworms Using Traits Plus Soil Applied Insecticides

Bryan Jensen Entomology and IPM Program, UW Extension I have been getting a few questions regarding the practice of controlling rootworms with a CRW traited hybrid plus a soil applied insecticide. First, I would like to suggest that this tactic … Continue reading

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The Effectiveness of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Soybean

This publication from the Purdue Extension Entomology website reviews the current research regarding the efficacy of these neonicotinoid seed treatments, their non-target effects, and the potential role for neonicotinoid seed treatments in soybean production. To view the full publication, follow … Continue reading

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