NoCo Pest Alert

Assefa Gebre-Amlak
Colorado State University Extension
Fort Collins, CO 80523-4040
Phone: (970) 491-2666
E-mail: Assefa.Gebre-Amlak@Colostate.Edu

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Colorado State University Extension Pest Alert
Assefa Gebre-Amlak, Pest Management Specialist

Pest Alert is one of Colorado State University Extension pest management programs coordinated by a regional pest management specialist in collaboration with other pest management specialists and county agricultural agents.

This program provides proactive pest management information based on field scouts, pheromone trap data and pest reports from other neighboring states. It monitors economic pests of both in dryland and irrigated crops. We use both pest press release and web publication to communicate with growers, agricultural businesses and public.

Our website: provides historic data on field biology (2008-2018) of major insects including European corn borer, western bean cutworm, sunflower head moth, banded moth and other insect pests in Colorado. You will also find information

  • Scouting methods and timing for various pests
  • Economic (action) threshold levels 
  • Research based specific pest management strategies
  • Other related information such as degree days in pest management.

In addition, press releases on management of different pest problems and links to departments of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Crop Science of Colorado State University and High Plain Integrated Pest management (IPM) Guide: ( can be found on this website.

For further information, Contact: Assefa Gebre-Amlak
Extension Specialist, Pest management
Phone: 970-491-26666
E-mail: assefa.gebre-amlak@Colostate.Edu


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