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Kansas Insect Newsletter 2009

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

Issue #31, October 30, 2009
Float Away in the Bubble or Fly Away on a Broom---Witches' Broom.
Issue #30, October 23, 2009
Benefits of Using Dormant Oils to Manage Arthropod Pests; Autumn Home Invaders; Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #29, October 16, 2009
Pesticide Safety and IPM website; K-State Research and Extension to Host Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training; Lies My Father Told Me ----Spiders.
Issue #28, October 2, 2009
All Quiet on the Western Front...or...Not-a-Peep of Grubs in Turf; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #27, September 25, 2009
Itty Bitty Holes---Shothole Borers; Mailing Specimens to the Insect Diagnostic Lab; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #26, September 18, 2009
Parsleyworm or Black Swallowtail; Nature's little "buzz saws"...Twig Girdlers; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #25, September 11, 2009
Tear Jerker: "old Yeller"...versus Tear Jerker: Yellownecked Caterpillar; What are they???...Green June Beetle Grubs.
Issue #24, September 4, 2009
Beneficial Wasp: Scolia dubia; Tobacco Budworm; Wanted: Dead or Alive---Boxelder Bugs; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #23, August 27, 2009
Time to Sample Grain Sorghum for Caterpillars; Soybean Aphids and Corn Earworms; Grasshoppers; Then (2008) and Now (2009)--Nantucket Pine Tip Moth (NPTM); The sounds of Summer--"Annual" cicadas; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #22, August 14, 2009
Yellownecked Caterpillar; Sunflower Head Moth in Central Kansas; Right on target--Fall webworms; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #21, August 7, 2009
The Adage: Don't Rush to Judgement--or Don't Blame Kermes?; Insect of Interest--Cecropia Moth; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue # 20, July 30, 2009

Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences Complete U.S. and Canadian Regulatory Authorizations for SmartStax Corn; EPA Pesticide Program Updates; EPA Pesticide Notices; Honeysuckle Aphid; Sunflower Moth Alert!; Soybean Webworms; Boring Subject Matter...Squash Vine Borers; Hang Time...Bagworms; Ground Beetles Annoy Homeowners; Diagnostic Lab Report.

Issue # 19, July, 24 2009

A view from above? Normal. But...Squash Bugs; Corn rootworm adults are needed; Grasshoppers; Webworms on soybeans; Soybean aphid has arrived!; Malathion product cancellation order; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue # 18, July 17, 2009
What's the buzz? Tell me what's a' happening!..Green June Beetles; Potato Psyllid Update; Cicada Killers; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #17, July 10, 2009
Mimosa Webworm; Japanese Beetle Adults; Potato Leafhoppers; Grasshoppers; Soybean Aphids; Dectes (Soybean/Sunflower) Stem Borer; Corn Rootworms; Tripping back in time---Black walnut shoot moth; Current Reports on Dieback in Ash Trees---But Not Emerald Ash Borer; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #16, July 2, 2009
Revised Publication (2009 Wheat Variety Disease & Insect Ratings); If you have not treated for bagworms, NOW IS THE TIME; Lace Bugs; What Is The Impact Of Drought Stress On Plant-Insect Interactions?; Burrowing bugs; Potato Leafhoppers; Green Stinkbugs; Change in Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam Fees; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #15, June 26, 2009
PA Pesticide Program Update -- 6/19/09 (New Pyrethrins & Pyrethroid Information Available); EPA Pesticide Program Updates -- 6/23/09 (EPA Lauches Protection Team to Explore Bee Deaths); The "Wanderers"---Millipedes; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #14, June 19, 2009
Hessian Fly Report from Far Western Kansas; Not to beat a dead horse, but...cutworms; The Beginning and, The Flight...Masked Chafers; Aphids In Greenhouses: What Can Be Used in Organic Production Systems?; Leafminers in Wheat; Insect of Interest (Fungus Gnat); Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #13, June 12, 2009
Bagworms; Twospotted Spider Mite; The YoYo Tree--Effect of Defoliations (Walnut Caterpillar); "Worms" on Junipers (Juniper Sawfly); "Spider" with red abdomen bites youngster (Wheel bug); Hessian Fly; Potato Leafhoppers; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #12, June 5, 2009
Wheat Head Armyworm; One Month After Cutworms; Grasshoppers; Spraying for bagworms; Carbofuran: Final Tolerance Revocations; Hessian Fly; Potato Psyllid Update; Sunflower Head Moth Prediction; Alfalfa Weevil Damage to Soybeans; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #11, May 29, 2009
EPA Pesticide Program Updates from EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs 5/27/09; Bean Leaf Beetles in Soybeans; Potato Leafhoppers; Carpet Beetles; Pine Sawyer Beetles; Wooly Briar Aphids; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #10, May 22, 2009
The start of 2009 Bagworm, Fall Webworm and Wood Cockroaches Activities; Flea Beetles; Get Grain Storage Facilities Ready for Wheat Harvest; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #9, May 15, 2009
Alfalfa Weevil; Carpenter Bees; Bits and Pieces--Cutworms, Carpenter Bees, Billbugs.
Issue #8, May 8, 2009
EPA Pesticide Program Updates from EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs 05/01/09, List of Disinfectants Registered for Use Against Influenza A Viruses; Potato Psyllid Survey; Russian Wheat Aphid Update; Pine Tortoise Scale; Mulches and Living Organisms; A Gall Is A Gall Is A Gall---Well "Yes" and "No".
Issue #7, May 1, 2009
Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers' Super Funday; Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association Registration Form--June 6th; Cold snaps in spring can flare aphids in wheat; Alfalfa Weevil; When Chickens Come Home to Roost--or--Cutworms in MY Garden; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #6, April 24, 2009
Spruce Spider Mite, Practice What You Preach … (Pine Tip Moth Management), Emergences of Ash/Lilac Borer Moths, The “Buzz” … (May/June beetles), Alfalfa Weevil, Hessian fly, Ants in CRP, Recent Radio Program (latest scouting report on insect activity in Kansas alfalfa), and the weekly Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #5 April 17, 2009
Winged Ants and Termites; Asparagus Beetles; Alfalfa Weevil Larvae and Pea Aphids; Wheat; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #4, April 10, 2009
New Pest Control Materials; New Active Ingredient for Homeowners; Alfalfa Weevil; Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids; The Kansas Rollercoaster; The effect of cold weather on insect survival; Dandruff; Diagnostic Laboratory Report
Issue #3, April 2, 2009
Russian Wheat Aphid Alert; Alfalfa Weevil Larvae; Early-Spring Insect Pests In The Garden.

Issue #2, March 27, 2009
Clover Mite; Alfalfa Weevil; Hessian Fly; Russian Wheat Aphid; Brown Wheat Mites; "Borers" in Firewood (Painted Hickory, Redheaded Ash & Banded Ash); First Out-of-the-Chute (European pine sawfly, Eastern Tent Caterpillars, Black Cutworms); Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #1, March 13, 2009
Introduction; Staffing Changes; Extension Entomology Personnel (March 2009); Highlighted Changes for 2009 Insect Management Guides; 2009 Field Crop Insect Management Guides; Update on Carbofuran Cancellation Process; Current Field Crop Insect Report; 19 days to April 1st---Pine Wilt Disease.