I have nothing too different to report today as in the last few days. I continue to see some small areas of the fields that have some high aphid numbers, but they are very isolated and do not yet seem to be spreading very fast throughout the fields. I have noticed though, (maybe it would be more proper to say that I took the time to look) that many corn fields are also being infested with spider mites. Quite a few of the field borders that I looked at do have the same stippling symptoms associated with mites. No field is in need of spraying, as of yet. I did see (actually smell) that between Granite and Clarkfield some fields were sprayed, though I do not know for what insect. The rain that has come tonight will not be enough to alleviate mite infestations.
I will continue to monitor insect levels and let you know. For the next two days I will attending a seed meeting and will not be close to home. I will have phone and email contact if anything comes up.