IPM in the News

Bruce Potter, IPM Specialist, was recently interviewed by Brownfield Ag News about soybean aphid.

Ken Ostlie, Entomologist at the U of MN, was recently interviewed by Brownfield Ag about scouting for corn rootworm beetles. 

[7/31/2017] There have been a number of reports of pyrethroid insecticide failures for soybean aphid management from northwest and central Minnesota, and northeastern North Dakota this year. However, many areas of Minnesota and North Dakota still have low, non-yield threatening aphid numbers and scouting should continue to determine when to apply insecticides.

There have been reports of insecticide failure in controlling soybean aphid in Northwestern Minnesota.

Dave Nicolai, IAP Program Coordinator

Registration for the 2017 Field School for Ag Professionals, July 27 - 28 is now filling up. Please register soon to save your spot for this popular annual agronomy training. The Field School will be held at the University of Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota which is located in Falcon Heights, MN next to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds at Larpenteur and Gortner Ave.

Entomologists at the University of Minnesota continue to document and understand changes in European corn borer (ECB) populations in our state. 

U of MN Entomologist Bob Koch warns of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug threat to Minnesota farmers.

Bruce Potter has published a new post about Black Cutworm on the Minnesota Crop News Blog. 

The EPA has reopened the comment period for farmers to voice their concerns about new regulations governing the use of pyrethroids including bifenthrin, Lambda-cyhalothrin, and permethrin.

MN Crop News has published a new blog post highlighting a new stink bug reference .



Bruce Potter, Extension IPM
On April 15th, a localized, but significant flight was detected by one of the traps in Brown County.  

Bruce Potter, Extension IPM and Ken Ostlie, Extension entomologist

The Minnesota Crop News Blog just posted a new article on factors growers need to consider when deciding if they need to plant Bt hybrids.  

New guidelines for pesticide plant-back restrictions have been published.

The 9th International IPM Symposium program committee is now welcoming proposals for multi-speaker sessions at the 2018 IPM Symposium.

The 2017 Midwest Vegetable IPM Production Guide is now available! 

The University of Minnesota has published the 2016 field crop trial results. 

[10/5/16] Dr. Chris DiFonzo, Michigan State University, and Midwest Entomologists publish open letter to the GMO seed companies regarding concerns about failure of Cry1F for Western bean cutworm control.

[9/22/2016] Palmer amaranth detected in Minnesota. MDA asks landowners to report possible infestations; more info from Extension.

[9/21/2016] Jeff Gunsolus, Bruce Potter and Roger Becker

Minnesota Crop News has reported that Palmer amaranth may be present in pollinator plantings.

[9/14/2016] Chemical giant Bayer agrees to buy Monsanto for $66 billion.