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Kansas Insect Newsletter 2008

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Kansas Insect Newsletter
For Agribusinesses, Applicators,
Consultants and Extension Personnel

 
Issue #29, November 7, 2008
Hessian Fly Reported in Far Western Kansas
Issue #28, October 17, 2008
Ash Seed Weevil; Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.
Issue #27, October 10, 2008
Soybean Stem Borer; Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles; Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.
Issue #26, October 3, 2008
Flea Beetles in Wheat; Worms in Wheat and Alfalfa; Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.

Issue #25, September 26, 2008
Insect Outlook, Efficacy Trials, and Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.

Issue #24, September 19, 2008
Lygus Bug Damage on Grain Sorghum, Wheat Seed Treatments and Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.

Issue #23, September 12, 2008
It's happening now, but you might not know it just yet; Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.

Issue #22, September 5, 2008
Bagworms: Is It Too Late To Treat?; Pine Pitch Moth; Cicada Killer Wasps; Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.
Issue #21, August 29, 2008
By Jiminy - What's with all the crickets?; Soybeans; Sorghum: Headworms; Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.
Issue #20, August 22, 2008
Sunflower Moth and Seed Weevil; Stink bugs; Soybeans - Soybean Aphids; Sorghum; Weekly Report from the Disgnoatic Laboratory.
Issue #19, August 15, 2008
Japanese Beetles in Soybeans; Soybean Aphids; Soybean Stem Borer; YES! Even Entomologists Get Burned; Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratoryl
Issue #18, August 8, 2008
Spider Mites and Pyrethroid-Based Pest Control Materials; Emerald Ash Borer in Missouri; Huge Praying Mantids; Fall Armyworm on Corn and Sorghum; Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.
Issue #17, July 31, 2008
Soybeans, Corn, New Insect Publications, Fall Webworms? In Mid-summer?, Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.
Issue #16, July 25, 2008
Sowbugs and Pillbugs, Walnut Caterpillar, Cicada Killer, Don't mistake corn leaf aphids for greenbugs on whorl-stage sorghum, Sorghum, Corn Leaf Aphids, 3 for 3 (green June beetles, bagworms, ground beetles), MP3 files available for your computer or iPod, Honey Bee News, Weekly Report from the Insect Diagnostic Laboratory.

Issue #15, July 18, 2008
Defoliating Caterpillars Redux; Soybean Aphids; Potato Leafhoppers; Corn; Second Generation Corn Borer; Sunflower Moth Alert; Weekly Report from the Diagnostic Laboratory.

Issue #14, July 11, 2008
Mimosa Webworm Is Out-And-About, It's No Illusion (hornworms), Masked Chafer Flight Peak, Ant and Termite Populations on the Rise?, Wheat Head Armyworm, False Chinch Bugs, Weekly Report from the Insect Diagnostic Laboratory.

Issue #13, July 3, 2008
Bagworms: What to Use?, Golden Tortoise Beetle, Weekly Report from the Insect Diagnostic Laboratory
Issue #12, June 27, 2008
Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa, Grasshoppers, Onager - New Miticide for Corn, 2008 Kansas RUP Publication, Time to watch for blister beetles in alfalfa, Weekly Report from the Insect Diagnostic Laboratory, SQUIRM--(Centipede, Millipede, Bagworms), Masked Chafer Flights
Issue #11, June 20, 2008
Twospotted Spider Mite, Bean Leaf Beetle on Soybean, Fall Armyworm, Weekly Report from the Insect Diagnostic Laboratory
Issue #10, June 13, 2008
Isopods (pillbugs or rolypolys) on Soybeans, Indirect Benefits of Bt Field Corn, Early Season Mites in Corn , White Heads in Wheat (Wheat Stem Maggot vs Hail), and the Weekly Report from the Insect Diagnostic Laboratory
Issue #9, June 6, 2008
Corn Borer, Pea and Cowpea Aphids in Alfalfa, Ants vs. Termites, Defoliating Caterpillars, Weekly Diagnoatic Laboratory Report

Issue # 8, May 30, 2008
Spotted Alfalfa Aphid, IN THE GARDEN (Colorado potato beetles, Bean leaf beetles, Eastern tent caterpillars, European pine sawfly larvae and BAGWORMS), West Nile Virus Surveillance Program 2008, Clean, Treat Grain Bins Now to Save Time, Trouble Later, More information on cutworm management, Report from the Insect Diagnostic Laboratory and Newsletter Feedback Wanted

Issue #7, May 16, 2008
Bird Cherry Oat Aphids; Field Crop Conditions; Odd Insect Inquiries; Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers' Funday Coming!; Weekly Report - Insect Diagnostic Laboratory

Issue #6, May 9, 2008
Insect Shipping Solution; Early Season Corn Pests; Swarm Catcher List Online; Beekeeper (Swarm Catcher) Information; Call for Small Hive Beetles; Kansas Small Hive Beetle Sample Data Form; Agriculture Hall of Fame Display on Honey Bees Opens March 2008; Weekly Report - Insect Diagnostic Laboratory
Issue #5, May 2, 2008 Insect Spectacular Workshop and Collection Trip; Sunflower Insect Report; Horsehair (Gordian) Worms; Weekly Report from the Kansas State University Insect Diagnostic Laboratory, Clover Mite
Issue #4, April 25, 2008
Newsletter Changes; Alfalfa Weevil; Imported Cabbageworm Butterflies; 2008 GDD50’s; New Insect Diagnostician; and Report from Diagnostic Laboratory

Issue #3, April 18, 2008
WHERE ARE WE? (Growing Degree Days: Eastern tent caterpillars and European pine sawfly), Soft and Hard Scales: What Is The Difference?, and Crop Pest Update (Brown wheat mite and alfalfa weevil)

Issue #2, April 11, 2008
New Publications, Cool Week Slows Down Insect Activities (Eastern Tent Caterpillar, European Pine Sawfly Larvae, Scale Insects), Observations On Alfalfa And Wheat Pests, Brown Wheat Mites, Widespread Use Of Insecticide Seed Treatments Signals The Need For Changes In Management Practices, Adjusting Treatment Thresholds (Greenbug)

Issue #1, April 4, 2008

Insects to Watch: Army Cutworm, Alfalfa Weevil, Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles, Termites, and Carpenter Ants. Growing Degree Days: A tool for helping to determine the onset of insect and mite pest activities. -- Eastern tent caterpillar. Higher Commodity Prices Will Increase the Need for Proper Pest Management

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