Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 11/13/14

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

PLEASE NOTE: This final Wisconsin Pest Bulletin of 2014 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 OF 2014:  Red lily leaf beetle detected for first time in Wisconsin

FORAGES & GRAINS:  Potato leafhopper counts remain unusually low all season

CORN:  Fall corn borer population ties 1998 for lowest average in 73 years

SOYBEANS:  Japanese beetle levels down across much of the state

FRUITS: Spotted wing drosophila confirmed in 20 Wisconsin counties

VEGETABLES: Squash bugs and striped cucumber beetles a common problem for gardeners

NURSERY & FOREST:  Updates on emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, and new nursery pest finds