October 21, 2013 in Uncategorized
By Lance Nixon, Capital Journal
PIERRE (AP) â It’s 2004, and South Dakota State University forage crop breeder Arvid Boe is trying to figure out what insect has been wreaking havoc with his switchgrass plants in an experimental plot at Dakota La…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
June 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Early scouting is the key to managing the insects. Continue Reading
October 16, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
I love to bake in the fall and was all set to make oatmeal cookies the other day but found my oatmeal container full of adult moths and various-sized larvae. Yuck! Continue Reading
August 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The state has confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation at the Fort Snelling Golf Club. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it’s the first new EAB infestation found in the state in 2012. Continue Reading
August 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Bees, hornets and yellow jackets don’t seem to be in short supply this summer in the Grand Forks area, but the sprays to keep them away are.
June 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
One of the common sayings of people who live in the Northern Plains is that 40 below keeps the riffraff out. I’m not sure about that, but I do know it keeps some other pests at bay. Continue Reading
May 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS (AP) The mild winter and early spring that gave Upper Midwest farmers a head start have also led to headaches in the form of unusual weeds and insects. Continue Reading
May 19, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun
If moths bug you, this is a very bad spring to be living on the northern plains.
Hundreds if not thousands of moths seem to be drawn to any visible light source in and around Jamestown, according to Jerry Fauske, entomology research specialist and collection manager at North Dakota State University.
April 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
If you toured this wonderful state park Minnesota’s crown jewel last summer, you probably noticed purple tent-like devices scattered in areas of the facility. What you actually saw were three-cornered purple prisms used to detect emerald ash borers. This was an effort by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to track down and head off the destructive, invasive pest. The department will hang out about 6,500 of these traps in trees around the state beginning this month. This number of traps will be about 2,000 more than in 2011. Continue Reading
March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Winters are usually what one agriculture specialist calls a “reset button” that gives farmer a fresh start come planting season. But with relatively mild temperatures and little snow, insects are surviving, growing and, in some areas, already munching on budding plants.