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The potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, is a pest that is easy to overlook until the damage - called "hopperburn" - "burns" you. Photo: Penn State College of Agriculture
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: June 28 2018 - News News
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production. More
USDA ARS Photo Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Western and Northern Corn Rootworm Management in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Corn rootworms have long been major economic pests in the United States. In Pennsylvania, corn rootworm damage has been sporadic, but increasing in recent years. More
Mark Dreiling,
Sod Webworms in Home Lawns - Articles Articles
Several species of sod webworms or "lawn moths" commonly infest home lawns. The larvae can cause major damage to residential turfgrass, especially during drought. More
Sod Webworm as Occasional Pests of Field Corn
Sod Webworm as Occasional Pests of Field Corn - Articles Articles
Several species of sod webworms occasionally may be serious pests to young corn plants during May and early June. More
Figure 1. Lodged corn seen from a distance.
Corn rootworms Suspected of Resistance to Bt Corn Varieties Discovered - Articles Articles
Western corn rootworms that developed resistance to some Bt corn varieties may now be a problem in PA. More
Corn Rootworm in Sweet Corn
Corn Rootworm in Sweet Corn - Articles Articles
When considering insect management in sweet corn at planting, the first question is: "Did you rotate?". More
Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Managing Western Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt on the Fringe - Articles Articles
Farms with continuous corn production, and specifically fields planted to the same Bt year after year, are at most risk for developing resistant rootworm populations. More