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Insurgence of Mozena Bug Concerns Crop Producers, Homeowners

Literature and research is limited on the insect, so there is still much to be learned about the bug and how much harm, and to what, it might do if the infestation is large enough. While they can be quite annoying, they are not harmful to humans, pets or most homeowner plants unless the infestation levels are very high. The insects’ primary host is mesquite, a legume. They also feed on peas and beans.


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[Podcast] Building Resilience in Your No-Till Soils

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Midwest Bio-Tech, we're joined by Jamie Patton, a senior outreach specialist for the nutrient and pest management program for the University of Wisconsin who shares her insights on sequestering carbon in the soil and the impact microbes, fungi, and organic matter have on the soil biome.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Midwest Bio-Tech, we're joined by Jamie Patton, a senior outreach specialist for the nutrient and pest management program for the University of Wisconsin who shares her insights on sequestering carbon in the soil and the impact microbes, fungi, and organic matter have on the soil biome.
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Crop Protection Roundup

Tips for Keeping Corn Rootworms from Eating Your Yields

After a 12-year run of successful Western corn rootworm control, resistance to Herculex RW in Iowa spotlights the need for redoubling pest management tactics.
Corn rootworm management continues to become more complex, particularly in light of the announcement in late October, 2018, that the pest has shown resistance to the Herculex trait in northeastern Iowa.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

No-Till Isn’t The Goal – It’s Sustainability

Improving the soil resource — even within long-term no-till — is one way Hans Kok believes farmers will hit higher, sustainable yields.
I've spent a good portion of my career helping producers adopt no-till practices through extension, as a Monsanto no-till specialist and, most recently, as a crop consultant.
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