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07/22/2002 Continued Dry Conditions May Favor Spider Mites WOOSTER, Ohio - Continuing drought conditions through much of Ohio may lead to outbreaks of two-spotted spider mites on soybeans. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/21/2010 Tracking the Spread of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension entomologists are trying to determine the range of a relatively new pesky insect and they are asking Ohio homeowners for assistance. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/18/2012 Early Appearance of Twospotted Spider Mites Could Damage Ohio Soybean Crops WOOSTER, Ohio – The early and prolonged period of dry, hot days Ohio has experienced so far this spring is causing an early appearance of the twospotted spider mite, a dangerous pest that can cause severe damage to soybean crops, including the death of the entire plant, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
06/14/2012 OSU Expert: Growers Should Begin Scouting for Potato Leafhopper in Alfalfa Earlier This Year WOOSTER, Ohio – The near-record warm winter Ohio experienced this year has not only caused alfalfa to an earlier first cutting than usual, it’s also caused some insects to appear earlier than normal. One example is the potato leafhopper, which has already been reported in alfalfa fields by some growers across the state, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
03/29/2012 OSU Expert: Warm Winter Brings Severe Threat of Corn Flea Beetle and Increased Potential for Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio – Field crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for corn flea beetle as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause a severe infestation of the pest, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
07/08/2011 Late-planted Soybeans Slightly More Susceptible to Insect Feeding Issues WOOSTER, Ohio -- With the significance of Ohio's wet spring fresh in farmers' minds, an Ohio State University expert recommends extra vigilance when scouting fields for soybean pests this summer. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
07/12/2007 Assess Corn for Rootworm Injury WOOSTER, Ohio -- Like other insects and plant pests, Western corn rootworm is making an early appearance in Ohio due to hot, dry conditions -- prompting field scouting for feeding injury. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/07/2005 Timing is Right for a Slug Fest WOOSTER, Ohio — Slugs are making a buffet out of slow developing corn and soybeans, and growers need to be scouting their fields now for potential treatment. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/02/2003 Slugs Feasting on Slow-Growing Crops WOOSTER, Ohio€” Continued cool temperatures and moist conditions have slowed down crop growth enough that gray garden slugs are beginning to make a meal of no-till corn and soybeans. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
03/16/2012 OSU Expert: Warm Winter May Bring Early Insects, But Effect on Field Crops Depends More on Weather and Growers’ Planting Dates WOOSTER, Ohio – While the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year will cause some insects to appear earlier than normal, whether or not the bugs will impact field crops negatively depends more on the weather in spring, the variety of insect, and how early or late farmers decide to plant this year, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
05/10/2012 Slug Feeding Injury Rampant for Crop Growers as Near-record Warm Winter Causes the Pests to Attack Weeks Earlier than Normal WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for slugs as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year has caused these plant feeders to have attacked earlier than normal and reach a size that causes noticeable feeding injury much sooner than normal, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
01/29/2007 Prepare for Slugs/Aphids; Learn How at Conservation Tillage Event ADA, Ohio -- Growers participating in Ohio State University Extension's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference will get the latest information on two recurring field crop pests: slugs and soybean aphids. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/28/2010 Ohioans Overwhelmingly Respond to OSU Extension Requests for Stink Bug Info COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the help of homeowners, Ohio State University Extension entomologists have compiled plenty of statewide data on the brown marmorated stink bug, a relatively new pest to Ohio that not only damages crops but takes up overwintering residence in homes. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/30/2005 Soybean Defoliators Make Way for Pod Feeders WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid may be on the downturn from high summer populations, but its diminishment doesn't necessarily mean an end to scouting fields. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/20/2004 Soybean Aphid May Be Back Next Year WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, which was practically nonexistent in soybean fields this growing season, may be back with a vengeance next year. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/15/2007 Weather Reins in Aphid Populations This Season WOOSTER, Ohio -- Despite entomologists' predictions for high soybean aphid populations this season, the pest posed little to no problems for most Ohio producers. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/05/2010 Keep an Eye on Pest Pressures on Field Crops WOOSTER, Ohio – This warm spring weather may be suitable for planting, but it's also ideal for pest development. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/03/2006 Soybean Leaf Feeders Out in Full Force WOOSTER, Ohio -- Soybean growers are being encouraged to scout their fields amid scattered reports of high numbers of leaf defoliators making a meal of the crop. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/05/2010 Soybean Aphid Populations Predicted to be Low in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – Lower populations of the soybean aphid might be in store for growers this growing season, but based on last year's unusual activity, Ohio State University Extension entomologists are not ruling out any surprises. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/31/2006 Fall Ideal Time to Sample for Slugs WOOSTER, Ohio -- For no-till growers with a history of slug problems, now is the time to sample fields to assess spring populations. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/17/2001 New Insect Attacking Soybean Fields WOOSTER, Ohio - A new insect that attacks soybean plants is keeping both researchers and growers throughout the Midwest on guard this season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
11/04/2011 Unusual Growing Season Could Lead to Unusual Aphid Cycle WOOSTER, Ohio – While farmers across the Eastern Corn Belt persist in harvesting a late soybean crop, Ohio State University Extension experts are working to determine how the soybean aphid might affect the 2012 crop. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
08/07/2007 Soybean Aphids Reach Economic Thresholds in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- Soybean aphids have arrived in Ohio, and counties along Lake Erie are taking the brunt of the impact. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
12/01/2009 Business as Usual With the Soybean Aphid? Not This Year WOOSTER, Ohio – Just when entomologists think they have the soybean aphid figured out, the minute sapsucker throws a monkey in the wrench. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/20/2003 Be Prepared For High Slug Populations This Season WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio no-till growers may be wrestling with high slug populations again this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/17/2009 Soybean Aphids Arrive in Ohio, and in Big Numbers WOOSTER, Ohio -- The soybean aphid has arrived in Ohio. Ohio State University Extension entomologists have found the sapsucker on early planted soybeans, and in some fields at numbers higher than expected. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/05/2005 Soybean Aphid Populations on the Rise WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean aphid populations are on the rise in Ohio, just as entomologists and other industry specialists have predicted. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/21/2004 Soybean Aphid No-Show? WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, an insect pest whose quirky behavior has made it more famous than the actual damage it causes, is doing something this season that Midwest entomologists may have successfully predicted: absolutely nothing. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/19/2007 Corn Rootworm Populations Spreading WOOSTER, Ohio -- Populations of Western corn rootworm and its variant counterpart continue to increase in fields throughout western and northwestern Ohio, and are even beginning to spread east, according to Ohio State University Extension sampling. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/05/2005 Potential Spider Mite Outbreak on Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid is not the only insect pest Ohio growers have to keep a close eye on this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond

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