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SDSU scientists rediscover switchgrass moth in ethanol research

October 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Lance Nixon, Capital Journal

PIERRE (AP) — 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

SD landowners urged to check for grasshoppers

June 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Early scouting is the key to managing the insects. Continue Reading

Growing Green: management of pantry pests – locate the source

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

Emerald ash borer found at Fort Snelling golf course in Minnesota

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

Bring your bee game: Stinging pests more aggressive in long summer

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.
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ANN BAILEY: Embracing the cold weather

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

Unique problems arise for Upper Midwest farmers

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

Mild winter means many more moths in the region

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.
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PRAIRIE GARDENER: Ash-loving insect boring into Minnesota

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

For some states, warmer-than-normal winter may bring pest-filled spring

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.
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