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Pest pressure reports are minimal

A field crops entomologist says dry weather at the beginning of summer has likely reduced pest populations. Chris DiFonzo with Michigan State University tells Brownfield pest outbreaks have been remarkably quiet.  She points to her ongoing research on stink bugs. “This is the lowest year... Read More.

Aphids appearing in Iowa corn fields

Some Midwest farmers are finding aphids in corn fields. Iowa State University Extension entomologist Erin Hodgson says reports of the pest started coming in a couple of weeks ago. “We can have a couple different species infesting corn, and you can have multiple species infesting... Read More.

Mixed results for SD spring wheat

Spring wheat harvest has mixed results so far in South Dakota. In the eastern part of the state, Anthony Bly with South Dakota State University Extension says there’s not much to harvest. But in western South Dakota, custom harvester Jim Deibert says yields are... Read More.