Weather and Pest Updates (6/16/21)

This episode featured Dr. Dennis Todey, Director of the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, and Bruce Potter, Extension IPM specialist, to discuss weather and pest updates. Dr. Todey discussed the current, short- and medium-range outlooks for precipitation and temperature. Bruce Potter gave updates us on pest activity, including alfalfa weevil, corn rootworm, soybean gall midge and spider mites.

Today is June 16, 2021, and earlier this morning we recorded another episode of the Strategic Farming: Field Notes program.  The Field Notes program is a weekly update on the current crop situation and crop management considerations.  Today’s session was moderated by U of MN Extension Crops Educators Ryan Miller and Dave Nicolai.  The special guests included Dr. Dennis Todey, Director of the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, and Bruce Potter, Extension IPM specialist, to discuss weather and pest updates. Dr. Todey discussed the current, short- and medium-range outlooks for precipitation and temperature. Bruce Potter gave updates on pest activity, including alfalfa weevil, corn rootworm, soybean gall midge and spider mites, and gave a preview of SWROC's June 23rd Pest resistance webinar.

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