Crop insect pests

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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –Farmers should scout and, if needed, spray for grasshoppers now, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey. Grasshoppers are reported in almost every county in the state, he said.
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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Striped blister beetles, which can be toxic to horses, are being seen in high numbers in alfalfa in some areas of the state, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey.
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  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The black walnut curculio is a small insect that can have a big impact on black walnut crops.
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  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cereal leaf beetle has been found on both sides of the state in southern Missouri. Cereal leaf beetle strips the leaves of wheat and can reduce yields.
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  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Armyworms that can strip pastures and hayfields have begun their march through Missouri’s tall fescue fields, warns University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey.
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  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    SHELBYVILLE, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialists are seeing early indications of black cutworm in northeastern Missouri.
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  • Monday, May 5, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri’s Plant Diagnostic Clinic has reopened with a Missouri native at its helm. It had been closed for two years.
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  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Alfalfa fields face a double hit by weevils this spring. There are more adult weevils than I’ve ever seen,” says Wayne Bailey.
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  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It may be too early to think about replanting corn yet, but it’s a good time to look at guides from University of Missouri Extension or seed dealers, said MU Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold.
  • Thursday, July 18, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Two insects are creating problems on alfalfa fields ready to cut for hay. Stealth scouting may be needed to see them, says a University of Missouri Extension entomologist
  • Thursday, June 13, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – No matter where you are, someday you may be able to study more than 7 million insect specimens from the Enns Entomology Museum at the University of Missouri through an online virtual museum.
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  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If the leaves of your roses, shrubs or soybeans look like swiss cheese, the culprit could be Japanese beetles.
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