Male SWD

The Department of Entomology and the MN IPM Program (UMN Extension), in collaboration with the MDA, are monitoring multiple farm locations in MN and will be posting regular updates regarding SWD phenology and activity on the SWD page.


Although Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) has been limited to a handful of locations, one overwintering population has been identified. For information on potential impacts of BMSB establishment in Minnesota, view the BMSB page

Pest News

[1/23/2018] The 2018 Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide is now available to download.

[8/23/2017] As we now transition into the peak Fall Raspberry season in Minnesota, it is critical that growers are well prepared with the current IPM recommendations, and strategies to be successful. This is especially true for those producing raspberries in open field situations, but also critical for those production systems in high-tunnels (HT).  Here, we offer 5 recommendations necessary to continue to be successful. It has also been encouraging to hear from growers who have had success with this system.