Category Archives: Insect Management

European Cherry Fruit Fly national pest alert published

The European cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is a new invasive insect to North America. Its first confirmation in North America was in an urban park in Mississauga, Ontario in June 2016. The likely mode of entry … Continue reading

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Spotted Lanternfly national pest alert published

Origin and Distribution The spotted lanternfly is an invasive sap-feeding planthopper, first discovered in the United States in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014. Field observations indicate that the tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima, is an important host plant; however the … Continue reading

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Spider mite control in corn aided by moisture

From IPM inthe South by Rosemary Hallberg by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to spider mite treatment on corn, according to Dr. Ed Bynum, … Continue reading

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South Dakota rancher explores sustainable livestock fly control

Linda Simmons is a cattle rancher in Twin Brooks, SD. Beef and sheep producers in northeastern South Dakota depend largely on native rangeland, and there are several species of flies that can cause serious economic losses there. Several years ago, … Continue reading

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Bee decline threatens US crop production From Science Daily The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country’s most important farmlands — from California’s Central Valley to the Midwest’s corn belt and the Mississippi River valley. If wild bee … Continue reading

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Comparing Generic Versus Name Brand Pesticides

Robert Klein – Nebraska Extension, Western Nebraska Crops Specialist Robert Tigner – Nebraska Extension,  Extension Educator (This article is part of Nebraska Extension’s Strengthening Nebraska’s Agricultural Economy series.) Over time, increasing numbers of generic pesticides have become available for use … Continue reading

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School IPM Roundtable re-cap shared

On May 25, 2016, EPA convened 29 representatives of 17 national school, health and pest management associations and federal government agencies in Washington, DC to discuss ideas for implementing a set of principles promoting the adoption of IPM practices in … Continue reading

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2017 webinar series All Bugs Good and Bad starts Feb. 3 The 2017 webinar series All Bugs Good and Bad starts this Friday. Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  We used your feedback to bring topics that you suggested. … Continue reading

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Spotted Wing Drosophila webinar scheduled for Jan. 25 – register now!

Members of the Sustainable SWD Project will present a webinar online on Jan. 25 at 12-1 p.m. eastern time, highlighting information about control of the invasive insect pest, spotted wing Drosophila. The webinar titled “Making the Most of Your Insecticide Toolbox to … Continue reading

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Invasive insects turn forests into wasteland

re-posted from IPM in the South by Michael Casey and Patrick Whittle, Associated Press In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it’s easy to miss one of the tree’s nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock … Continue reading

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