IPM in the News

[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.

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

[6/13/2018] Beginning with the 2018 growing season, European corn borer (ECB) degree-days (DD) will be provided on VegEdge to assist growers, processors and agronomists. 

[6/7/2018] Welcome to the 3rd IPM Podcast for Field Crops – this Podcast is sponsored by the UMN Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program.

[5/31/2018] A new SW MN IPM Stuff newsletter has been posted. 

[5/31/2018] A new post has been published to the Minnesota Crop News Blog: Welcome to the second in a series of IPM Podcasts for Field Crops – this Podcast is sponsored by the UMN Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program. 

[5/23/2018] The University of Minnesota Extension IPM Program has launched a new IPM Podcast series for field crops.

[5/8/2018] Join UMN Extension Educator Annie Klodd and Extension Entomologist Bill Hutchison for a workshop addressing pest issues in vegetable and fruit production. 

[5/8/2018]  A large influx of black cutworm moths have arrived in Minnesota.

[4/23/2018] The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing a warning to landowners: Be cautious when buying and planting seed, especially for conservation plantings.

[4/11/2018] A new app to help you identify stinkbugs has been developed by the University of Minnesota Extension IPM Program, in partnership with the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center and Purdue University.

[4/5/2018] A recently published study points to the role Bt corn has had in the low European corn borer (ECB) populations in Minnesota during the last 10 years. 

[4/2/2018] Two new beekeeper - farmer communication fact sheets have been published and are available to download.

[3/5/2018] Jonathan Dregni (Graduate Student), Robert Koch (Assistant Professor & Extension Entomologist), and George Heimpel (Professor), Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Cooperators are needed for a U of MN survey of soybean field for a parasitic wasp of soybean aphid.  

[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.

[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.

[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.

[11/27/2017] In September 2016, Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) was initially discovered and confirmed in Minnesota. To date, isolated populations have been documented in first year conservation plantings in Yellow Medicine, Lyon, Douglas and Todd Counties.

[10/7/2017] Entomologists Eric Burkness and Bill Hutchison have been working with area growers to find soutions to spotted wing drosophila infestations. 

[8/13/2017] Aphid trap catch was very high in several locations, with three sites topping 3 figures in vector counts (Ada at 217, Brooks at 173, and Humboldt at 205). 

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