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Bed Bugs

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

Fruit IPM

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

Vegetable IPM

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

Field Crop IPM

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

IPM and Invasive Species

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

Recent News

Assistance with 2019 European corn borer and corn disease survey requested

[9/9/2019] Entomologists and plant pathologists at the University of Minnesota continue to document and understand changes in European corn borer (ECB) populations and corn diseases in our state. Continue reading on the Minnesota Crop News Blog

Defoliating insects still making their presence known in Minnesota soybean

[8/14/2019] Green cloverworm and thistle caterpillar are active in soybean fields. Read more here.

Guidance for insecticide rotations for pyrethroid-resistant soybean aphid

[8/13/2019] Soybean aphid populations have been generally low across Minnesota. However, populations in some fields in southwest and southeast Minnesota are nearing threshold levels and may require insecticide application to protect yield. View the entire article on the Minnesota Crop News Blog

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Sustainable pest management updates, research & policy.


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). 

UMN Extension Field Crop IPM Podcasts

IPM Crops Podcasts[9/20/2019] The University of Minnesota Extension IPM Program IPM Podcast series for field crops is in its second season. Check out the latest episode here.


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