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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

1973

Entomology

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G73-46 Hessian Fly On Wheat, John E. Foster, Gary L. Hein Jan 1973

G73-46 Hessian Fly On Wheat, John E. Foster, Gary L. Hein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the life cycle, control and prevention of the Hessian fly. Plant-safe dates and resistant wheat varieties are also examined.

The Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say), is not native to the United States, but was probably introduced by Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War. This insect was given its common name by Americans because of its damage on Long Island in 1779. The pest has become distributed throughout the United States wheat production areas since then.

The Hessian fly belongs to the family of insects known as gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a group noted for their habit of ...


G73-4 Bagworms (Revised June 1987), Frederick P. Baxendale Jan 1973

G73-4 Bagworms (Revised June 1987), Frederick P. Baxendale

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Bagworms can damage juniper, arborvitae, pine, and spruce. Description, life history, and control are discussed in this publication.

The bagworm is native to the United States and is found in eastern Nebraska. Bagworms feed on many species of trees and shrubs, but are most common on junipers. They are rarely a serious problem on deciduous trees, except when larvae move away from evergreens.


G73-12 Iris Borer Control (Revised June 1994), David L. Keith, Frederick P. Baxendale Jan 1973

G73-12 Iris Borer Control (Revised June 1994), David L. Keith, Frederick P. Baxendale

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the scouting, prevention and control of the iris borer. This insect is the most serious insect pest of iris in Nebraska and is found virtually everywhere in the state. Damage is characterized by dark, streaked, or watery areas and ragged edges on the developing leaves of iris in May and June and extensive destruction of the insides of the rhizomes in July and early August.


G73-30 The Alfalfa Weevil (Revised May 1989), Stephen D. Danielson, David L. Keith, George Manglitz Jan 1973

G73-30 The Alfalfa Weevil (Revised May 1989), Stephen D. Danielson, David L. Keith, George Manglitz

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The alfalfa weevil is the primary insect pest of alfalfa in Nebraska. Management is essential during years when weevil infestations are high.

Damage from the alfalfa weevil can be severe. The life cycle of this pest and methods of managing it are discussed in this publication.


G73-62 Webworm Control In Sugarbeets (Revised March 1979), Arthur F. Hagen Jan 1973

G73-62 Webworm Control In Sugarbeets (Revised March 1979), Arthur F. Hagen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The sugarbeet webworm and the alfalfa webworm attack sugarbeets. Frequent outbreaks have been reported in sugarbeets from both species, so they are now generally listed only as "webworms." Their life history, damage and control are similar and are discussed in this publication.


G73-61 Pale Striped Flea Beetle In Sugarbeets And Beans (Revised March 1979), Arthur F. Hagen Jan 1973

G73-61 Pale Striped Flea Beetle In Sugarbeets And Beans (Revised March 1979), Arthur F. Hagen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Only small areas of western Nebraska appear to be troubled by this insect at present, but it appears to be infesting larger areas of sugarbeets each year.

This publication discusses the life history, damage and control of the pale striped flea beetle in sugarbeets and beans.