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Insect Notes-June 20, 2017

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Armyworms are still being found at treatable levels in some corn fields.  A common scenario has been corn planted after a grass cover crop.  Other possibilities include spring grassy weeds and corn no-tilled … Continue reading

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First Generation European Corn Borer

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Southern Wisconsin is approaching peak first generation European corn borer flight (600 DD, base 500 F).  The best treatment time is usually around 800-1000 degree days.  A lot of Wisconsin’s corn will not be … Continue reading

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True Armyworms

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Surrounding states have reported armyworm alerts and damage.  Furthermore, DATCP’s WI Pest Bulletin has indicated a moderate flight so far. Although I’ve only received a few phone calls so far, it would be a … Continue reading

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Wet weather field crop pests, millipedes and slugs

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Millipedes Because of the wet/cool weather, I’m sure a lot of people will be in fields focusing on corn and soybean emergence.  Although there are many potential causes for poor stands, millipedes are … Continue reading

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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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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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Bulk Ordering Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops (A3646)

Bryan Jensen, IPM Program and UW Extension Bulk ordering (A3646) Pest Management in WI Field Crops-2017 is now possible through The PAT Store website https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/browse_cat.asp?category_id=39 at a discounted rate of $10/book if ordered by the box (25/box) + $10/box flat … 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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2017 Wisconsin CCA of the Year

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program A quick reminder that the Wisconsin CCA Board is has accepting nominations for the 2017 Wisconsin CCA of the Year Award. This award is designed to recognize a CCA who is highly innovative, … Continue reading

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