What bad bugs are invading your area? The K-State entomology newsletter may have the answer.
This newsletter keeps Kansans informed about the comings and goings of a wide range of insects of economic importance, particularly those that impact field crops. Pests of corn, soy, wheat, sorghum, sunflower, and alfalfa are regularly discussed.
However, this newsletter also can assist you in the garden or even around the house. Topics of interest from past issues include:
- Cabbageworms on cole crops.
- Japanese beetles on roses.
- Sawflies on pines.
- Scales on landscape trees and shrubs.
- Clover mites in dwellings.
- And even desirable insects, such as painted lady butterflies.
As you might expect, chemical control methods are the emphasis in the K-State entomology newsletter. But no matter what practices you rely on, you will find valuable assistance in insect identification in each issue.
You can subscribe to the K-State entomology newsletter via email, or you can regularly check their website for PDF versions of new issues. The newsletter comes out roughly weekly, but the schedule is dependent on insect activity across the state.