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soybean aphid mummy
October 31, 2018

Marcella Windmuller-Campione, University of Minnesota assistant professor of silviculture, and Bob Koch, University of Minnesota Extension entomologist, explain the connections between soybean aphids and buckthorn. They include insight on beneficial insects, parasitic wasps, soybean mummies, earthworms and even a bird that plays its own role in the web of the aphid problem.

Male spotted wing drosophila. Photo: Bob Koch
August 17, 2018

The Spotted Wing Drosophila is a tiny fly that is costing Minnesota fruit growers big money.

It lays its eggs directly in the flesh of raspberries and blackberries, high-value crops often grown by organic growers and others who try hard to prevent pests and manage them with great care.

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