Weekly Pest Update
Fri Jul 6, 2012 01:40 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Western corn rootworm beetles have emerged in the Corn Belt this week, an unwelcome addition to the region's drought-plagued corn crop. Reports of the pest came in from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.

Spider mites and Japanese beetles also continued to feed on soybeans and on corn silks throughout the Midwest, but heat and drought remained the primary culprit in crop damage this week.

Here's a look at pest issues from around the country:


Western corn rootworm beetles were found throughout most of the ...

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