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Soybean aphid infestations are developing: Recommendations for scouting and managing insecticide resistance

[7/13/2018] A new post has been published to the Minnesota Crop News Blog:

Soybean aphid infestations are developing: Recommendations for scouting and managing insecticide resistance

Plant Disease Clinic Podcast

[7/5/2018] Welcome to the 4th IPM Podcast for Field Crops – this Podcast is sponsored by the UMN Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program.

Uncertainty of the risk and reward for various weed control options increase as we transition from late June into July

[6/28/2018] A new post by Jeff Gunsolus about weed control has been published to the Minnesota Crop News Blog.

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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.

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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.

IPM and Invasive Species

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

UMN Extension Field Crop IPM Podcasts

IPM Crops Podcasts[7/5/2018] The University of Minnesota Extension IPM Program has launched a new IPM Podcast series for field crops. Check out the latest episode here.


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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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