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!
Jan 23, 2019
Registration is now open for the OSU Agronomy Workshop for Crop Consultants at this link. http://www.cvent.com/d/bvqlpt
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
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Oct 5, 2017
Congratulations to Adrian Pekarcik for receiving an $11,995.00 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program! Adrian will be researching entomopathic nematode control of the asiatic garden beetle in corn. More information on Adrian's project is discussed below:
Sep 28, 2017
There are many species of stink bugs found across Ohio. Many of us are familiar with the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) because it is known to invade homes in the fall looking for a cozy place to overwinter; but did you know there are beneficial stink bug species? Check out our guide to some of the commonly encounted stink bugs in Ohio, both pests and beneficials!