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03/16/2004 Early Sampling Key to Better Slug Management WOOSTER, Ohio — As the saying goes, “To defeat the enemy, one must know the enemy.” For Ohio no-till growers, the first step towards slug control is knowing what they may be up against during the growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/21/2007 Forgotten Wheat Pest Back in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- A wheat pest that has been off the radar screen for the past three decades in Ohio may be making a comeback. Candace Pollock 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
05/09/2002 Keep in Mind Insect Pests When Planting Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio - Soybean growers may be looking to get their crop in the ground, but they especially need to keep in mind two insect pests this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/18/2007 Cold Snap May Slow Crop Pests, But Scouting Still Essential WOOSTER, Ohio -- Farmers shouldn't count on the recent spring cold snap to stop the development of field crop insects, only to slightly slow them down. Several of these pests could potentially pose problems this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
11/23/2010 Put Soybean Aphid Scouting on 2011 To-Do List WOOSTER, Ohio – Results of fall scouting of soybean aphid indicate that soybean growers may face some level of soybean aphid populations next summer. 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
07/24/2001 Little-Known Virus May Cause Problems for Soybean Growers WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio soybean growers are getting a double whammy this season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/13/2012 Near-record Warm Winter Increases Insect and Pest Threat for Crop Growers This Spring WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for black cutworm, slugs, bean leaf beetles, rootworms and other invasive insects as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause a significant increase in the potential for crop-damaging pests, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
01/27/2005 Timing of Soybean Rust May Impact Soybean Aphid Control WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean growers are bracing for a soybean aphid population explosion this growing season, and controlling the pest could become even more challenging if soybean rust is thrown into the mix of management practices. 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 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
09/15/2009 New Pest Found in Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
09/04/2012 Growing Numbers of Insects in Ohio Could Cause a Stink for Soybean Growers WOOSTER, Ohio – Soybean-damaging bugs known for their “sweaty feet” smell when squashed or irritated have made their way into Ohio soybean fields in numbers not previously experienced in the Buckeye State, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
10/10/2006 Expect High Soybean Aphid Populations Next Year WOOSTER, Ohio -- The soybean aphid may be back in full force throughout Ohio soybean fields in 2007. 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
05/17/2012 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
05/29/2008 Weather Slowing Corn, Increasing Chances for Pest Problems WOOSTER, Ohio -- Planting delays and cool weather have slowed corn development, paving the way for a potential issue with slugs in no-till fields. 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
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
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
04/14/2005 Aphids and Rust on the Brain, But Don't Forget About Slugs WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean rust and soybean aphids may keep growers preoccupied this growing season, but they shouldn't forget an equally problematic pest: slugs. Candace Pollock 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
10/22/2002 Fall Sampling Helps Assess Spring Slug Populations WOOSTER, Ohio - For no-till growers with a history of slug problems, fall is the time to sample fields to help determine spring populations. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/21/2005 Soybean Aphids Now Overwinter in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, a pest known to invade Ohio soybean fields each year from the north, has now been found to overwinter in the state. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/14/2006 Scout Fields Now for Alfalfa Weevil WOOSTER, Ohio -- Scouting for field crop insects is not just left to corn and soybean growers. Now is the time for alfalfa producers to begin scouting their fields for alfalfa weevil, an insect that can cause severe defoliation if left unchecked. Candace Pollock 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
06/02/2003 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

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