IPM in the News
[8/19/2020] At Wold Strawberries, in rural Mabel, they’ve built a reputation for excellent pick-your-own strawberries. As the berry season closed, Suzanne Wold-Burkness recently answered questions about the latest addition to the berry farm. Strangely enough, the latest addition isn’t anything meant for human consumption or sale, but simply wild flowering plants.
[1/9/2020] The Minnesota IPM Program is seeking to fill the position of Associate Director. Download the full position announcement.
[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.
[8/14/2019] Green cloverworm and thistle caterpillar are active in soybean fields. Read more here.
[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.
[7/14/2019] Trap Catches Identified to July 12.
[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.
[5/21/2019] The black cutworm (BCW) trap catch continues to be high, posing a risk to newly emerged crops.
[5/16/2019] The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has released revised Best Management Practices for Neonicotinoid use.
[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.
[2/13/2019] An upcoming vegetable pest management workshop will be offered in two locations on March 27, 2019.
[8/24/2018] The University of Minnesota Extension and IPM program are sponsoring an Ag Professional and Grower Insect and Disease Field Day.
[8/20/2018] The 6th IPM Podcast for Field Crops has just been added.
[8/8/2018] 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.
[8/6/2018] Robert Koch reviews Japanese Beetle management options for soybean growers.
[7/31/2018] Rick Foster and Laura Ingwell, Purdue University, discuss why our insecticides might not be perfoming the way we are used to.
[7/30/2018] Robert Koch provides some valuable information for both farmers and beekeepers to help reduce the risk of impacting pollinators with insecticides.
[7/19/2018] The 5th IPM Podcast for Field Crops has been published. This Podcast is sponsored by the UMN Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program.
[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