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Insect pressure could be intense following mild winter

Insect pressure during the growing season could be higher than normal in parts of the Midwest experiencing mild winter conditions. University of Minnesota Extension integrated pest management specialist Bruce Potter says temperatures haven’t been consistently cold enough to knock back insect populations. “Especially stuff that’s... Read More.

Mild winter leads to certain insect concerns this spring

The lack of a deep freeze this winter has an agronomist concerned about overwintering pests. Matt Montgomery with Pioneer tells Brownfield… “If we’re talking about something like alfalfa weevil, that overwinters here, then yep.”  He says, “Very interestingly, at the end of February, people were... Read More.