Crop & Pest Report




Fall Invading Insect Pests in the Home (09/13/18)

This time of year, as night temperatures drop and days get shorter, several insects, such as boxelder bugs, multicolored Asian lady beetles, strawberry root weevils and cluster flies, may invade the home.

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New Pollination Publication (09/13/18)

This new extension publication titled Pollination in Vegetable Gardens and Backyard Fruits H1898 was written in cooperation with Michigan State University Extension.

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New NDSU Extension Publications on Emerald Ash Borer (05/24/18)

Two new publications on emerald ash borer (EAB) are available for EAB Awareness Week:

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Emerald Ash Borer Detected in South Dakota (05/17/18)

On May 9, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture confirmed that an infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB) on green ash in northern Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County.

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To Be Smart – Do Tick Checks! (05/17/18)

With the warmer spring weather, ticks are active and peak tick season is May through August! The smaller black legged tick (or deer tick), Ixodes scapularis, and the larger dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis, are found in North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Clover Mites Crawling Into Homes (05/17/18)

Do you see small dots moving around on the inside of your window sill or climbing up the sides of house on the sunny-side (south or west)? You are not seeing things, but these are probably tiny clover mites called Bryobia praetiosa.

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Webs in my Trees (05/04/17)

Look for webs in the forks of trees or branches in the spring, especially on cherry, chokecherry and plum trees. You may see webbing and small caterpillars crawling around on webs.

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Roseslug Sawfly (06/16/16)

Larvae of the roseslug sawfly are being observed on roses in Stutsman County (Source: Alicia Harstad, NDSU Ag Extension Agent, Stutsman County).

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Spruce Sawfly Emerging (06/09/16)

Adults of the yellowheaded spruce sawfly are being observed (June 1st) on spruces in shelterbelts in Eddy County.

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Tent Caterpillars (06/02/16)

Forest tent caterpillars (Malacosoma disstria) and Eastern tent caterpillars (Malacosoma americanum) are feeding on tree foliage this time of year.

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Ticks with Lyme disease in ND (05/05/16)

With warmer spring weather, tick season is upon us. So far, we have identified the smaller black legged tick (or deer tick), Ixodes scapularis, and the larger dog ticks, Dermacentor variabilis, from areas of North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Good Bug Corner - Bees (06/18/15)

This is EPA’s National Pollinator Week from June 15-21, 2015!

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