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Tips on scouting for Dectes stem borer in soybeans

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Kansas insect activity update - Soybean, sorghum, and wheat

What insects are active right now in soybeans, sorghum, and wheat? Does this activity present any potentials concerns? Find out more from the Extension Entomology team.

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Insect activity update - Alfalfa, soybeans, and wheat

Find out what insects are still buzzing around crop fields in Kansas in this article from K-State Extension Entomology.

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Kansas Insect Survey - Producer input requested

The Department of Entomology at K-State is asking for your help in delivering the best pest information to those they serve across the state. Help them out by taking a few minutes to complete this short survey.

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Army cutworm and pea aphid activity in wheat and alfalfa fields

There are reports of insect activity in wheat and alfalfa fields in parts of Kansas. Army cutworms have become more noticeable. Also, pea aphids are showing up in alfalfa fields.

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Update on insect activity - alfalfa weevils and army cutworms

Alfalfa weevils have started feeding in fields in north central Kansas. Does this activity warrant treatment yet? Army cutworm larvae are still active as well. How much longer will they continue their feeding?

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Summer insect activity - Corn rootworms, click beetles, and bean leaf beetles

This article discusses some of the current insect activity in summer row crops in portions of Kansas. Each insect is discussed and is accompanied by photos.

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Western Bean Cutworm in corn - Scouting tips and treatment options

As the corn in northwest Kansas continues to move through the final vegetative stages of growth and tassels have just started to emerge, Western Bean Cutworm is a pest to monitor. Reports of western bean cutworm egg masses in northwest and west central Kansas began over the last week and scouting has begun.

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Updated 2020 Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Rating publication

Variety selection is one of the most important decisions that a grower can make to ensure success on their farm. The Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings 2020 publication, from K-State Research and Extension, has now been released for this year. Keep this resource handy when making planting decisions.

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Soil temperature impacts on western corn rootworm eggs

The recent Arctic-like weather raises some questions about insect pressure for the upcoming growing season, particularly for the western corn rootworm. Will this severe cold snap kill eggs that are currently lying dormant in the field?

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Insect activity report for Kansas - Alfalfa weevils and pea aphids

Get the latest update on the activity of alfalfa weevils and pea aphids in this article from Extension Entomologist Jeff Whitworth. Learn how to estimate the level of infestation and when a treatment threshold has been reached.

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Learn more about the brown marmorated stink bug

The brown marmorated stink bug is one that may have fallen “off the radar” of farmers in Kansas. In recent years, this insect has been slowing making its way further west. Learn more about this potentially problematic pest in this article from Entomologist Anthony Zukoff.

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K-State Insect Diagnostics Program accepts digital images for insect identification

Need help identifying a bug in your crop field? The K-State Insect Diagnostics Program is now accepting identification requests of digital images using an online request form. This articles covers tips for taking the photos so that you can get an accurate identification.

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Several K-State publications on insect pest management updated for 2021

Several K-State Research and Extension publications covering insect control in wheat, alfalfa, soybeans, and grain sorghum have been updated for 2021. Check out this helpful resources when questions arise about insect control in your crop fields.

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Sorghum midge activity in the Southwest

Grain sorghum is in various stages of flowering in the southwest right now. Once flowering begins, growers might want to keep an eye out for sorghum midge. Learn the best way to scout for these pests and how to properly identify midge damage to sorghum.

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2021 Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Rating publication

Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings 2021, from K-State Research and Extension, has now been released for this year. Agronomic characteristics, disease, and pest resistance information is included, as well as profiles that highlight some common or new varieties for Kansas.

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Update on insect activity in alfalfa - Fall armyworms, armyworms, and alfalfa caterpillars

Worm activity has been elevated for a large portion of Kansas for the last three weeks. A combination of fall armyworms, armyworms, and alfalfa caterpillars have been feeding in alfalfa fields. Learn what options are available for control in this article.

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Grasshopper pressure is increasing in western Kansas

Weather patterns can have a significant impact on grasshopper populations from year to year. In areas with greater grasshopper pressure seedling alfalfa and wheat could be at risk. Learn more about the recommended treatment thresholds in this article.

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Tips on scouting for Dectes stem borer in soybeans

The Dectes stem borer is native to Kansas and can infest soybeans. Insect damage to the stem makes the plant very susceptible to lodging, which may result in harvest losses. Scouting for Dectes while the soybeans are still green can assist in helping avoid more yield loss at harvest.

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Insect update: The Year of the Worm

Kansans, particularly those that farm or tend their lawns, might end up remembering 2021 as the "Year of the Worm". Here is the latest fall worms update from Extension Entomology.

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