IC-494(15) -- June 20, 2005

Degree Days

Bugs and blooms

For alfalfa weevil, black cutworm, and other pest predictions.
Insects and Mites

Western bean cutworm: Pheromone trapping program

Find out about this year's efforts.
Insects and Mites

Soybean aphid counts highest in northeastern Iowa

Some plants have more than 200 aphids.
Plant Diseases

Update on soybean rust and sentinel plots

Rust staying far south of Iowa.
Insects and Mites

Thistle caterpillars -- mostly minor pests of soybeans

Adult is the Painted Lady butterfly.
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