News from the Ag Insects Team

  1. Seed Corn Maggot Video

    Oct 9, 2019

    Interested in learning more about an early season corn and soybean pest? Check out our newest video featuring Dr. Kelley Tilmon!

  2. Common Bees of Ohio Soybean

    Oct 9, 2019

    The Tilmon Lab just published our newest extension card highlighting some of the common bees of Ohio soybean. With approximately 5 million acres of soybean planted in Ohio - this agronomic crop provides a habitat for many bee species. Even honey bees forage soybean. A study recently found that some Ohio honeys are 44% dervied from soybean pollen!

    Click here to learn more about the common bees of Ohio soybean, check out our quick fact card!

  3. Tilmon Lab is Hiring!

    Feb 4, 2019

    ***This position has been filled*** The Tilmon Lab is excited to announce we are now hiring qualified interns for our 2019 summer field season! This is a paid internship from May through August. Candidates must be 18 years or older and possess a valid US drivers license. No specific entomology background is necessary - we will teach you all the skills you need to know in the field! Anyone who enjoys working outdoors and is interested in learning about agronomic research in Ohio would be a great addition to our team! 

  4. OSU Agronomy Workshop Registration OPEN

    Jan 23, 2019

    Registration is now open for the OSU Agronomy Workshop for Crop Consultants at this link. Register by Feb. 1. Workshop is Feb. 8. 


    ·      When/Where: February 8, 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM at the Schisler Conference Center, OARDC Wooster

    ·      What: An in-depth program on field crop agronomy and pest management designed for crop professionals

  5. Stink Bugs of Ohio Soybean ID card

    Oct 1, 2018

    We are excited to announce a new Stink Bugs of Ohio Soybean ID card that is available now! This card is geared towards growers, crop consultants and IPM scouts to assist in knowledge and identification of common stink bug species encountered in Ohio soybean. The card is available online as a PDF online (click here) and will soon be available across the state in your local extension offices!

  6. Western Bean Cutworm: 2018 Trapping Summary

    Sep 4, 2018

    Authors: Amy Raudenbush, John Schoenhals, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, Amanda Bennett, JD Bethel, Bruce Clevenger, Sam Custer, Thomas Dehaas, Allen Gahler, Mike Gastier, Jason Hartschuh, Ed Lentz, Rory Lewandowski, Cecelia Lokai-Minnich, David Marrison, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, Eric Richer, Garth Ruff, Jeff Stachler, Mike Sunderman, Alan Sundermeier, Curtis  Young, Megan Zerrer, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel and Kelley Tilmon

  7. Western Bean Cutworm Video

    Apr 24, 2018

    A new entomology video discussing western bean cutworm (WBC) biology, scouting and management is now available to view. The WBC is an active pest of corn in Ohio, and with recent reports of resistant WBC to Cry1F hybrids, it is more important than ever to monitor for WBC populations. Monitoring in traps targets adult WBC from late June through September with the peak flight typically occurring in July.  By monitoring adult populations, we are able predict the peak flight and initiate scouting efforts for egg masses. For more information on WBC watch our video below!


  8. Ohio Soybean Pollinator Survey Update

    Apr 10, 2018

    When in the fields monitoring soybeans, we often see an array of bee species visiting soybean flowers. These bees can enhance yield even though soybeans are self-pollinating; but do we know what species are foraging Ohio soybean fields? And how far into soybean fields are bees foraging? To answer these questions, a survey was conducted during 2016 in eight Ohio soybean fields across the state.

  9. Dr. Tilmon is awarded Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension!

    Dec 14, 2017

    Dr. Kelley Tilmon was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension at the 2017 Entomological Society of America North Central Branch meeting in Indianapolis, IN. This award honors a member of NCB-ESA member for excellence in extension. Dr. Tilmon's focuses on field crop entomology with an emphasis on integrated pest management. In addition, Dr. Tilmon serves as the director of a multi-state project funded by the North Central Soybean Research Program which provides research and award-winning outreach for soybean producers in the region. Dr.

  10. Stink Bugs on Soybean in the North Central Region

    Dec 12, 2017

    A new field guide will be available to assist producers and scouts identify and monitor stink bugs on soybean in the North Central Region beginning in January 2018. This field guide was developed by Land Grant Universities, the USDA, and the Soybean Checkoff. Bound copies of the field guide will be available at the land grant univerisities and soybean checkoff associations within the North Central Region.