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Black Cutworm Alert

[5/21/2019] The black cutworm (BCW) trap catch continues to be high, posing a risk to newly emerged crops.

MDA Revises Neonic BMPs

[5/16/2019] The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has released revised Best Management Practices for Neonicotinoid use.

Black cutworm migration and risk in 2019

[4/25/2019] The black cutworm can be a significant pest of corn, sugarbeets and other crops. Because they cannot survive our Minnesota winters, the risk of economic crop loss depends on how many moths arrive and when they arrive with respect to crop development. To continue reading, follow this link to the Minnesota Crop News Blog.

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Corn Earworm Alert

CEW larvae
[8/30/2018] CEW adult, moth flights continue to be high near Blue Earth, and increased substantially this past week at Owatonna (now >70/night) and Rosemount (>175/night). 

Corn Earworm Pest Alert - Southern Minnesota

CEW moths

[8/24/2017] During the past 7-10 days several Corn Earworm (CEW) pheromone trap volunteers have confirmed significant increases in moth flights, with counts ranging from 50/night at Owatonna and Rosemount, to >175/night at Blue Earth.

Early Emergence of Colorado Beetles in the Red River Valley

[6/15/2017] Several different locations in the RRV are experiencing emerging Colorado potato beetles (CPB).  I've visited a few fields where overwintered beetles are contentedly finding mates and munching young potato plants (some places more heavily than others). 

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