Vegetable IPM Updates

[4/17/2018] Ben Phillips and Marissa Schuh, Michigan State University Extension, have published a pollinator protection guide for vegetable grower. 

[4/11/2018] A new app to help you identify stinkbugs has been developed by the University of Minnesota Extension IPM Program, in partnership with the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center and Purdue University.

[4/5/2018] A recently published study points to the role Bt corn has had in the low European corn borer (ECB) populations in Minnesota during the last 10 years. 

[4/2/2018] Two new beekeeper - farmer communication fact sheets have been published and are available to download.

The 2018 edition of the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is now available.

[9/15/2017] The primary focus of this update is to review IPM tactics and cultural control options to manage Swede Midge (SM) infestations during the fall harvest, and inhibit possible overwintering of the pest.

[8/31/2017] Swede midge, a new invasive insect has made its way to Minnesota and is now causing damage to certain vegetables and crops.

[8/30/2017] A new pest profile describing the recently found insect pest Swede midge has been published.

[8/24/2017] During the past 7-10 days several Corn Earworm (CEW) pheromone trap volunteers have confirmed significant increases in moth flights, with counts ranging from 50/night at Owatonna and Rosemount, to >175/night at Blue Earth. 

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