Jan 10, 2022
The Identification, Monitoring, & Management of Asiatic Garden Beetle in Field Crops bulletin was updated for 2022 and is available to view or print on the Aginsects website. This bulletin is a collaboration between The Ohio State University and Michigan State University and is authored by Adrian Pekarcik, Kelley Tilmon and Eric Richer (OSU) and Chris DiFonzo and Bruce Mackellar (MSU).
Nov 9, 2021
Kyle Akred, Tilmon Lab MS student, presented his research at the annual Entomological Society of America conference in Denver, CO. Kyle has been evaulating how increasing Asiatic garden beetle (AGB) density impacts corn plant health, particularly plant height under both greenhouse and outdoor microplot conditions. Grub densities evaluated were 0, 1, 2 and 3. Overall, results indicated that corn plant height was negatively impacted as AGB density increased. Furthermore, 30% of corn plants with 3 grubs did not germinate compared to 4.3% in the treatment with 0 grubs.
Aug 17, 2021
A Michigan State University / Ohio State University Insect Integrated Pest Management Guide written by Dr.'s Chris DiFonzo and Kelley Tilmon is now available for download or print. This guide contains information on the biology and management of field crop insect pests in Michigan and Ohio. Content is available for many agronomic crops including: field corn, soybean, wheat, alfalfa, grass forage, dry beans and sugar beets.