Vegetable IPM Updates

[9/3/2019] This past week, our trap network cooperators observed a substantial increase in moth counts in south-central and southeastern Minnesota. Read the entire article here

[8/16/2019] Corn earworm alert for Minnesota sweet corn, tomatoes, and green beans. Read the entire article here

[6/11/2019] Extension Educator Bruce Potter and volunteer farmers have observed high numbers of black cutworm across the state but particularly in southern MN. Coupled with late planting dates, cutworms may pose a challenge to growers this year. 

[2/13/2019] An upcoming vegetable pest management workshop will be offered in two locations on March 27, 2019. 

[1/31/2019] Will the extremely cold temperatures we've been experiencing impact the overwintering survival of key insect pest? Rob Venette and Jeff Hahn weigh in on potential benefits of the cold.

[12/11/2018] Three new episodes on pesticide use have been posted to the "What's Killing My Kale?" podcast series.

[12/1/2018] The 2019 edition of the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is available!

[10/31/2018] Any farmers applying compost, manure, or straw should keep in mind that while these inputs have many benefits for vegetable production, they can also be modes of spread for weed seeds. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the amount of weed seeds that appear in compost and manure and then end up on the field.

[10/04/2018] The September episodes of "What's Killing My Kale" podcast have been posted. 

[8/30/2018] Bill Hutchison, MN Extension IPM Program, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus 

CEW adult, moth flights continue to be high near Blue Earth, and increased substantially this past week at Owatonna (now >70/night) and Rosemount (>175/night).