Category Archives: Insects & Mites

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 7/12/12

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 7/12/12 Issue No. 13 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp     PRINT THIS ISSUE

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Dry Weather Increases Risk of Twospotted Spidermite

Dry Weather Increases Risk of Twospotted Spidermite Eileen Cullen (Extension Entomologist) Drought conditions in Wisconsin continue to favor twospotted spider mite development and potential for field infestation and outbreaks. Our previous post has been updated with more detailed information on … Continue reading

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Corn Rootworm Beetle Emergence and Feeding in Corn Fields

Corn Rootworm Beetle Emergence and Feeding in Corn Fields Eileen Cullen (Extension Entomologist) Because corn rootworm beetles can reduce yield by silk pruning, it is important to scout cornfields before and during early pollination. This is especially important now under … Continue reading

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Dry Weather Increases Risk of Twospotted Spidermite

Dry Weather Increases Risk of Twospotted Spidermite Eileen Cullen (Dept. of Entomology) Drought conditions are favorable for two-spotted spider mite outbreaks. Dry weather, low humidity and temperatures exceeding 85°F are associated with spider mite population growth. Spider mites damage plants … Continue reading

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Questions About Whiteflies in Soybean

Questions About Whiteflies in Soybean Eileen Cullen (Dept. of Entomology) Whiteflies have been reported over the last week from a farmer call to Carl Duley, Agriculture Agent, UW-Extension Buffalo County in western Wisconsin. I also found a few whiteflies during … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 6/28/12

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 6/28/12 Issue No. 12 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp     PRINT THIS ISSUE  I N S I D E   T H I S   I S S U E LOOKING AHEAD:  Annual flight of western … Continue reading

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Video Showing Potato Leafhopper Scouting in Alfalfa

Video Showing Potato Leafhopper Scouting in Alfalfa [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36GxwsXhLGg[/youtube] Bryan Jensen, University of Wisconsin Integrated Pest Management Program, takes you into the field to show you how to scout and manage potato leafhopper in alfalfa fields. Start scouting 5-7 days after … Continue reading

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Variegated Cutworm Update

Variegated Cutworm Update Bryan Jensen (IPM Program), Eileen Cullen (Dept. of Entomology) The calls and emails continue to come regarding variegated cutworm damage.  This has been, to say the least, an unexpected and unprecedented infestation and certainly warrants scouting.  Variegated … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 6/14/12

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 6/14/12 Issue No. 10 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp     PRINT THIS ISSUE I N S I D E   T H I S   I S S U E LOOKING AHEAD:  Variegated cutworm damage appearing … Continue reading

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Aster Yellows Was Confirmed in Oat

Aster Yellows Was Confirmed in Oat Shawn Conley As a followup to last weeks article entitled Oat and Necrotic Leaf Tips and Margins Dr Russ Groves Lab PCR confirmed the presence of aster yellows in oat. We have also submitted … Continue reading

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