A brief round up for the start of July, Part 1
This week's podcast is a long one that we split into two parts.
Part one is our usual pest round out. Erin gives us a quick summary of the insects active in soybeans. It’s the usual for this time of year, Japanese beetles, rootworms in corn, gall midges in soybeans and potato leaf hoppers in alfalfa.
Soybean gall midges are active now and to find more information on what to look for when scouting, visit this website: https://soybeangallmidge.org/
Part two is an interview with our listener, Dr. Dominic Reisig of North Carolina State University.
Dr Reisig is a Professor and Extension specialist in the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department. Dominic develops pest management programs for insects pests of corn, soybean cotton and small grains. https://cals.ncsu.edu/entomology-and-plant-pathology/people/ddreisig/. Hes’ a long time listener and first time visitor to the SPP. We invited him onto discuss stink bugs as pest of corn.
Drs. Matt O’Neal and Erin Hodgson created a podcast to promote IPM concepts, like identification, sampling, economic thresholds, and insecticide efficacy. They also talk about updates on invasive pests and regulatory news, and translate new research relative to insects in agriculture.