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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.

Crop pest reports are picking up

Sawflies-Photo: Josh-Kamps-@UWMadisonEx A University of Wisconsin entomologist says she is getting more reports from farmers about crop pests. Emily Bick researches crop pests and collects insect reports from farmers.  She tells Brownfield farmers are reporting sawfly problems in many of their forage crops. “It... Read More.