Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, Issue 18

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Issue No. 18 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at:
http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp    PRINT THIS ISSUE (PDF version)

PLEASE NOTE: This final Wisconsin Pest Bulletin of 2013 provides a post-growing season summary of prevailing insect and plant disease conditions and related weather. Once again, our sincerest thanks to the many cooperators, farmers, county agents and consultants who contributed their time and valuable information to the survey program this year.

I N S I D E   T H I S   I S S U E

PEST HIGHLIGHTS: Western bean cutworm moth counts decline to 9-year low

FORAGES & GRAINS: Potato leafhopper populations remain low all season long

CORN: Late-season corn earworm migration results in infestations statewide

SOYBEANS: August soybean aphid survey finds highest densities in 5 years

FRUITS: Spotted wing drosophila detected in 25 Wisconsin counties in 2013

VEGETABLES: Striped cucumber beetles a problem for home gardeners this year

NURSERY & FOREST: Updates on emerald ash borer and gypsy moth in Wisconsin