Category Archives: Insects & Mites

Black Cutworm

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program A friendly reminder regarding the potential for Black Cutworm (BCW) damage in corn. Based on arrival of the migrating adults, the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Pest Survey is anticipating … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Weevil

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Based on current degree day calculations several areas in southern Wisconsin are at, or a little past, 300 accumulated weevil degree days (base 48o F) which is the best timing to initiate scouting. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin issues #2, #3 available

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 5/4/2017 Issue No. 2 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-04-17.pdf 5/11/2017 Issue No. 3 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-11-17.pdf Black cutworm peak … Continue reading

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Insect Prospective

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Insects (and their relatives) are probably not the first thing on people’s mind right now. However, getting the crop planted probably is. Soon thoughts will turn to pest management. Although too early to … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 4-27-16

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 62 Issue No. 1of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp PLEASE NOTE: This final Wisconsin Pest Bulletin of 2016 provides a post-growing season summary of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Announces Changes to the 2017 Free Nematode Testing Program

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Four out of every five animals on earth today is a nematode so it is not surprising that agricultural fields are home to many nematode species. Fortunately, most nematodes are beneficial to … Continue reading

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Western Bean Cutworm Management

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Although this article may seem premature, the warm weather has gotten me thinking about those insects which could be favored by the abnormally high winter temperatures. Western bean cutworm (WBC) is one insect … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 12-8-16

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 61 Issue No. 19 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/12-08-16.pdf PLEASE NOTE: This final Wisconsin Pest Bulletin of 2016 provides a post-growing season summary … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Continues Free Nematode Testing Program for 2016

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Four out of every five animals on earth today is a nematode so it is not surprising that agricultural fields are home to many nematode species. Fortunately, most nematodes are beneficial to … Continue reading

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Slug Feeding in Cereal Rye Cover Crop Seedings

Bryan Jensen & Mike Travis, UW Extension Brian Briski, Mark Biel and Dana Swanson, NRCS During a brief survey of recent cereal rye cover crop seedings in NW Wisconsin (Pierce, Pepin and Dunn Counties) we observed severe slug feeding on … Continue reading

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