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Kansas Insect Newsletter 2015

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

 

Issue #26, November 13, 2015

Here Comes The Asian Ladybird Beetle!; Winter Grain Mites; New proposed Pesticide Applicator rules-comment period open for a limited time; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #25, October 30, 2015

Wheat Pests; Sugarcane Aphids; Commercial Applicator Recertification Training Programs; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #24, October 16, 2015

Emerald Ash Borer In Kansas: Another Quarantined County; Euonymus Scale: What Can You Do?; Parsleyworm Or Black Swallowtail Caterpillars; Wheel Bug: Be On The Look-Out For This Distinct “Bug”; Yikes! What’s Biting Now? + Pepper-In-My-Paint = Minute Pirate Bugs (MPB); “The Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round” --- A Rite Of The Fall Season – Wheel Bugs; Current Status of Emerald Ash Borer in Kansas; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #23, October 2, 2015

Control Volunteer Wheat: Armyworms and Army cutworms in Wheat; Sugarcane Aphids;
Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #22, September 25, 2015

Soybean Pest Update; Sorghum Pest Update; “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!”  “They’re here”.  ---- Monarch Butterflies; Not so mysterious “Itching” – Oak leaf Itch Mite; The sugarcane aphids are slowing down…for now; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #21, September 11, 2015

Chinch Bugs; White Sugarcane Aphids; Soybean Pest Update; Be on the Look-Out for Goldenrod Soldier Beetles; In My Yard ----- Twig Girdler (at last); Carpenters Build with Wood ----- Carpenterworms Destroy Wood; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #20, September 3, 2015

Sorghum headworms…plus sugarcane aphid – What to do?; Soybean Pest Update; Sorghum Pest Update; Volunteer Wheat; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #19, August 28, 2015

Update on the Sugarcane aphid occurrence on sorghum in Kansas; Discovery of Rusty Plum Aphid, Hysteroneura setariae (Thomas), in Southwestern Kansas; Alfalfa Pests; Soybean Aphids; Sorghum Headworms; ‘Tis the Season Already? ……. 8 legged creatures?; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #18, August 21, 2015

Elm Leaf Beetle; Sorghum Pests; Alfalfa Aphids; Old “Defoliated” Friends Revisited; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #17, August 14, 2015

Chinch Bugs; Cowpea Aphids; Potato Leafhoppers; Uninvited Guests – Crickets; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #16, August 7, 2015

Bagworms ---- Current Status, and What to Do; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #15, July 29, 2015

Corn Earworms; Blister Beetles; White Sugarcane Aphids (Sorghum Aphids); Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #14, July 24, 2015

Sorghum Pests; Chinch Bugs; Beneficial’s; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #13, July 17, 2015

Sugarcane aphid in sorghum; What’s in a Name? Caterpillars; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #12, July 10, 2015

Update on Sugarcane aphid; Burrowing Bugs; Grasshoppers; Dectes Stem Borer; Wasps and Cicadas; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #11, June 26, 2015

Leafhoppers in Alfalfa; Grasshoppers; A Hessian Fly Update; Western Corn Rootworms; Dectes detected in Soybeans; The Deafening Sound of Silence – Where are the Periodical Cicadas?; A Word Regarding Japanese Beetle (JB); Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #10, June 19, 2015

Nuisance Moths = “Miller Moths” = Army cutworm Moths; Millipedes On-The-March?;  Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report

Issue #9, June 12, 2015

Corn Pest Update; When the Dam Breaks, All Heck Breaks Loose – Periodical Cicadas; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report

Issue #8, June 4, 2015

Rose Sawflies; Corn and Wheat Update; An old friend revisited – Wooly maple/briar aphids (WMBA); Periodical Cicadas Out in Full Force; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #7, May 22, 2015

Alfalfa – Pest Update; Household Pests – termites, ants, brown recluse spiders; Western Corn Rootworm; Vein Pocket Gall; 2015 Wrap Up: Eastern Tent Caterpillar, European Pine Sawfly, Brownheaded Ash Sawfly; Iris Woes – Iris Borers; Feeding Capabilities/Capacities of Caterpillars – Useful Information for Bagworm Control; So Far, Sloooooow Going – Periodical Cicadas; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report

Issue #6, May 14, 2015

Sugarcane Aphids; Brownheaded Ash Sawfly; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #5, May 8, 2015

Alfalfa; New Handy Bt Trait table available!; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report

Issue #4, May 1, 2015

Honey Bees and Bumble Bees: What Is The Difference?;Caterpillars and Sawflies;
The Kentucky Derby = Finish Line Winner:  ??? Kansas Insect Newsletter??? (Eastern tent caterpillars; European pin sawflies); Brownheaded Ash Sawfly (BHAS) Update;
Ash/Lilac Borer Activity; Easy Math:  2015 minus 1998 = 17 (17-year periodical cicadas);
Termites; Alfalfa – Weevils and Aphids; Wheat – Aphids; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

Issue #3, April 24, 2015

HopGuard II Section 18 Approved for Kansas; Alfalfa – Weevils and Aphids; Wheat – Aphids; Eastern Tent Caterpillar (ETC) and European Pine Sawfly (EPS) Update; Ash/Lilac Borers (ALB); Update on the status of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Kansas; And Still Talking About Ash Trees – Brownheaded Ash Sawflies; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report

 Issue #2, April 16, 2015

Skip the detergent; Ash/Lilac Borer: Do Not Get “Bored” By This Borer; How To Improve Performance Of Pesticides: Timing, Coverage, And Frequency; Alfalfa Weevils; Termites; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.

 Issue #1, April 3, 2015 

Spring Has Sprung (Article prepared March 23, 2015) – Eastern tent caterpillars; European Pine Sawflies (EPS) follow Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC); Mysterious Foamy Mass – mantids; What are those little black bugs on the side of my house?  And they jump!; “Flying Spiders”; Alfalfa – Weevils, Aphids, and Army Cutworms; Wheat – Aphids and Mites; Tamarisk Beetle Biocontrol Update; Sorghum Sugarcane Aphid Control Update; Insect Diagnostic Laboratory Report.