Crop & Pest Report




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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