Category Archives: Insects & Mites

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 5/18/2018

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist — Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 63 Issue No. 3 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp I N S I D … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Weevil

Bryan Jensen, Department of Entomology and IPM Program “Better late than never” may not apply to this situation. Accumulated degree days suggests that now is the time to start scouting for alfalfa weevil damage in the southern areas of Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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Seedcorn Maggot

Bryan Jensen, Department of Entomology and IPM Program The adult flight of seedcorn maggot has recently peaked in southern Wisconsin while the central and northern areas are now peaking. Keep this time period marked in the back of your mind … Continue reading

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True Armyworm

Bryan Jensen, Department of Entomology and IPM Program The True Armyworm state of affairs is similar in many respects to the 2018 black cutworm situation. A migratory insect, a range of planting dates & crop development and especially a patchwork … Continue reading

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Black Cutworm

Bryan Jensen, Department of Entomology and IPM Program Unusual spring. Agree? Corn development is everywhere from early emergence to fields that haven’t been planted. Couple that with a migratory insect and we have an approaching black cutworm season that is … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 5/10/2018

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist — Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 63 Issue No. 2 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp I N S I D … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 5/3/2017

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist — Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 63 Issue No. 1 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-03-18.pdf I N S I D … Continue reading

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EPA Open Comment Period for Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Most are aware that EPA is going through a registration review for the neonicotinoid (IRAC 4A) insecticides. The majority of the neonicotinoid use in Wisconsin’s field crop’s is for several formulations of seed treatments … Continue reading

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Wisconsin DATCP Pest Bulletin, Nov 9, 2017

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist — Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 62 Issue No. 19 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: Click here to view or download the PDF … Continue reading

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Western Bean Cutworm Scouting

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program DATCP’s Pest Bulletin has indicated an uptick in 2017 Western bean cutworm (WBC) activity (26/trap) compared to 2016 (20/trap). Now will be a good time to assess local populations and/or if control recommendations … Continue reading

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