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Kansas Insect Newsletter 2013

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

Issue #26, October 4, 2013
Kansas Honey Producers Fall Meeting; Fall Alfalfa Spraying Impact on Spring Alfalfa Weevil Infestations; Woollybear Caterpillars in Soybeans - UPDATED; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #25, September 27, 2013
Soybean Defoliation by Woollybear Caterpillars; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #24, September 20, 2013
Potato Leafhoppers Alfalfa; Defoliators in Soybeans/Sorghum; Exploring the iWheat Web App; Why did the White-lined sphinx caterpillar cross the road?; Insects common in alfalfa in late summer to early fall (alfalfa butterfly, parasitic wasps, blister beetles, grasshoppers, ladybugs, beet armyworms, alfalfa leaf miner); Sticky Business: Sugarcane aphids (Melanaphis sacchari) causing problems in Texas and Oklahoma sorghum fields; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #23, September 13, 2013
Curtains on the 2013 Bagworms; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #22, September 6, 2013
Spotted Wing Drosophila: Another New Insect Pest!; Corn Rootworms; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #21, August 30, 2013
Wheat Aphid Sampling for Barley Yellow Dwarf Viruses; Return of the Nantucket Pine Tip Moth (NPTM); Return of Fall Webworms (FWW); Spiders, Webbing and Victims; Soybean Insects; Greenbugs in sorghum; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #20, August 23, 2013
Soybean Pests; Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa; Sunflower Head Moth Larvae; The WABAC Machine (Tadpole shrimp); Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #19, August 16, 2013
Check for Southwestern Corn Borer; Harlequin Bug...Beautiful but Destructive!; Corn Earworms in Sorghum and Soybeans; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #18, August 9, 2013
Elm Leaf Beetles; In the offing----Tomato/Tobacco Hornworms?; Where oh where can the bagworms be, oh where oh where can they be?; Yes---Even entomologists take their lumps---Tobacco Budworm; Mosquitoes; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #17, August 2, 2013
OH...NO...Japanese Beetles Are Here!; Webworms; Volunteer Wheat; Heerwirmer? Heerwürmer? Huh? A Lesson in German, and a Strange Event; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #16, July 26, 2013
With Regard to Grub Control in Turf-----Part 2; "They're baaaack" --- Not Poltergeists, but Walnut Caterpillars; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #15, July 19, 2013
Corn Insect Management Guide Correction; Spider Mites in Crops; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #14, July 11, 2013
Another Mite Pest? Yes, The Boxwood Spider Mite; Article 1: 1 + 1 + 1 = Article 2 [Cicada; Cicada Killer Wasps]; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #13, June 28, 2013
It is Starting to "Heat-Up" So Get Ready To Deal With The Twospotted Spider Mite; Lady Beetles; Dectes (Soybean) Stem Borer; With Regard to Grub Control in Turf; Green June Beetles Soon To Be Creating A Buzz; Buffalograss webworms; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #12, June 21, 2013
Hugh Wasps With Long "Stingers"; Get Them While They Are Small (grasshoppers); Rhubarb Curculio; Bagworms Are Active; Good News and Bad News (sawfly larvae, ash/lilac borer); Alfalfa Update -- Potato Leafhoppers; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #11, June 14, 2013
What Is That Giant Moth? (Tiger Moth, Woolly Bears); Holes and Ragged Leaves (bean leaf beetle, Colorado potato beetle, Eggplant flea beetle); Blacklight Trap Happenings (Ashgray blister beetle); Is it "Miller Time"? (miller moths, army cutworm moths); Wheat Update (armyworms, chinch bug); Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #10, June 7, 2013
Get Ready for Bagworms!; A Prickly Pairing: cacti and the moths that eat them; Corn Update - English Grain Aphids; Wheat Update - Aphids and Armyworms.
Issue #9, May 31, 2013
Wheat Update: Armyworm and Wheat Head Armyworm; Red Dots----But Not The Potato Chips (red velvet mites); Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #8 May, 24, 2013
Rose Aphid; Brownheaded Ash Sawfly; Cherry Fruit Fly; A View from Afar - (lace bug, sawfly larvae); Out in Western Kansas -- (flea beetles, stink bugs); Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #7, May 17, 2013
Alfalfa Update; Wheat Update; Thrips in Wheat; Wet Paint -- Do Not Touch (eastern tent caterpillar); "Dripping" with European Pine Larvae; The "Buzz" --- Carpenter Bees; Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #6 May 9, 2013
Alfalfa Update; Wheat Update; Pine Needle Scale...Don't Get "Stung" By This Insect Pest; Bits and Pieces: Colorado potato beetle, bean leaf beetle, Common asparagus beetles, imported cabbageworm butterflies, celery looper moths, ash/lilac borer moth; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.
Issue #5, May 3, 2013
Alfalfa Update; Wheat Update; Sowbugs and Pillbugs; Impact of "Climate Change" on Arthropod Pests; Farewell to Holly Davis - Welcome Eva Zurek.
Issue #4, April 26, 2013
Snow and cold - This IS NOT what we expect at this time of the year; The Kansas Pesticide Law.
Issue #3, April 22, 2013
Don't get "Bored" by the Ash or Lilac Borer; Tweaked Kansas Insect Newsletter #2; Boxelder Bugs - Where are they coming from?; Hackberry Nipplegall Psyllids; Eastern Tent Caterpillars and European Pine Sawflies; Pine Wilt Disease.
Issue #2, April 5, 2013
Alfalfa weevils; Hackberry Nipplegall Psyllids; Eastern Tent Caterpillars; Still Time To Burn Those Dead Pine Trees (Pine Wilt Disease).
Issue #1, March 15, 2013
Introduction - Who's Who; Current Indoor Activities - Part 1: Indian Meal Moth; Part 2: Beetles in Firewood; The Current Status at the Emerald Ash Borer in Kansas.