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