Natural Enemies of Crop Pests
An example of a ground beetle (Pterostichus melanarius) preying upon a corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) caterpillar. Watch more videos from our former grad student, Ian Grettenberger, of natural enemies preying on common crop pests.
Using Insect Pheromone Traps
An overview of insect pest and insect pheromone trapping in Pennsylvania with John Tooker, Penn State Entomologist.
John Tooker Soybean Field Pest Walk
This scouting walk was conducted in soybean fields of Pennsylvania. The objective of this scouting activity was to look for insect pest to determine through Integrated Pest Management if a the application of an insecticide was necessary. During the process, many species of insects, including beneficial organisms, it was determined whether economic thresholds were reached.
Diverse Wheat for Pest and Disease - Penn State Extension
Dr John Tooker, Penn State Extension is working with growers to investigate whether having multiple cultivars of wheat in a field will help project the crop from insects and diseases and boost yield.