Category Archives: Insects & Mites

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, Issue No. 13, July 26

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 63 Issue No. 13 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/07-26-18.pdf I N S I D E  T H … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, Issue No. 12, July 19

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 63 Issue No. 12 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/07-19-18.pdf I N S I D E  T H … Continue reading

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True Armyworms Continued

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension, UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program Just the name “armyworms” conjures up images of defoliated corn fields. Well, this summer they are living up to their names in isolated fields. To be sure, there has been a range … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, Issue No. 11, July 12

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 63 Issue No. 11 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/07-12-18.pdf I N S I D E  T H … Continue reading

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Two-spotted Spider Mites

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension, UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program Some may think this article should fall in the category of “sleeping with the light on” but I am not so sure.  We’ve had some relatively hot dry weather lately and I … Continue reading

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True Armyworms

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension, UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program No worries just yet. More of a feeling than anything else.  Based on a few calls and emails, be on the lookout for armyworms.  The summer generation can be cryptic.  Corn is … Continue reading

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Gear Up: Western Bean Cutworm

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension, UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program It is that time of the year to start thinking, if not scouting for Western bean cutworm.  Degree days suggest the moth flight is underway, although not peaking, in southern Wisconsin.  Female … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Check for Corn Rootworm Damage

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension, UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program The next 2-3 weeks will be a good time to start spot-check continuous corn fields for corn rootworm feeding injury. Peak damage will usually occur by late July. Waiting longer increases the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, Issue No. 10, July 5

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 63 Issue No. 10 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/07-05-18.pdf I N S I D E  T H … Continue reading

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Pea Aphids: Where did they come from?

Bryan Jensen, Dept. of Entomology and IPM Program After several calls this week along with my own observations it is clear that pea aphids populations in alfalfa fields are much higher than normal. In some cases, that is an understatement. … Continue reading

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