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Workshop for crop advisers on soil health

[2/8/2018] UMN Extension will be hosting a workshop focused on soil health and cover crops for crop advisers and other ag professionals on February 28th at the Heintz Center in Rochester.

Closing the Soybean Yield Gap

[2/6/2018] The University of Minnesota is partnering with nine other North Central states to close the soybean yield gap by combining big data from producers with location-specific modelling.

Time Sensitive: EPA Seeks Input on Registrations for 4 Neonicotinoid Insecticides

[2/1/2018] Bruce Potter, IPM Specialist, Bill Hutchison & Bob Koch, Extension Entomologist
(Information provided by US EPA and Jan Knodel, Extension Entomologist, NDSU, Fargo, ND)

There is an EPA open public comment period for ecological risk assessments for EPA registration review of four neonicotinoid insecticides. This open comment period ends Feb 20, 2018.

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bedbugsLet's Beat the Bug website is an excellent resource for finding information on preventing, controlling, and treating bed bug problems.

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SWD on purple raspberryFruitEdge is a new site that features up-to-date information on key insect pests of Minnesota's fruit crops. 

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cabbage looperVisit VegEdge to view vegetable pest & beneficial insect profiles, as well as pest infestation updates.

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Rosemount fieldSee the latest on insect, disease and weed pest management for corn, soybean, and other crops on the Extension Crop Production website.

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BMSBThe MITPPC website provides current information about the University of Minnesota's terrestrial invasive species research efforts.

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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). 

Corn Earworm Pressure Remains High in MN: New CEW Forecast & Risk updates

CEW moths in a Hartstack trap

[8/23/2016] Unlike the past 2 years, where late-season Corn Earworm (CEW) immigration events have been late to less frequent, we have experienced several significant incoming flights this summer. Moreover, because the southern states that provide our source moths are reporting record high numbers in all key crops (sorghum, cotton, corn), the numbers we are seeing at most of our southern MN locations are above average to high. 


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