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Aphid Alert 2019

[7/14/2019] Trap Catches Identified to July 12.

Newly confirmed pest: Soybean Gall Midge

[7/8/2019] The soybean gall midge was confirmed in 2018, but very little is known about its biology. Its potential for damage may be widespread in Minnesota, therefore scouting soybean fields is necessary.

Black Cutworm Alert

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

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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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