News from the Ag Insects Team

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Tilmon Lab Graduate Student, Adrian Pekarcik Receives NCR-SARE Grant!

    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:  

  4. Stink Bug Quick ID Card

    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!

  5. Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring Summary

    Sep 28, 2017

    We had a successful year trapping and monitoring the western bean cutworm (WBC) in Ohio. We want to thank the extension educators for their time monitoring the traps, as well as the land owners for allowing us to place traps on their property. Overall, 24 counties in Ohio were monitored in 2017; an increase from 15 counties in 2016. A total of 84 traps were monitored weekly from June 23 through August 25, 2017. A total of 15,117 WBC were trapped over the duration of the monitoring period, with a grand average of 21 moths/trap (up from 16 moths/trap in 2016).