Farmers aren’t the only ones waiting to see how wheat comes out of dormancy this year. Army cutworms may also be lurking just beneath the surface, ready to eat newly green winter wheat. Oklahoma State University entomologist Tom Royer
American sorghum varieties are surprisingly well equipped to take on the sugarcane aphid, according to a Kansas State researcher. “It’s very unusual to have such a large number of commercially available sorghum lines expressing what are almost certainly completely
Before soybean aphid was identified as a pest of soybean in the U.S. in 2000, insecticide applications to northern soybean crops were rare, targeting sporadic insect and mite outbreaks. Although large infestations have been relatively uncommon since the early to
Much of the Coastal Bend and Wintergarden cotton is out of danger for thrips injury. It has been a quiet year for thrips and may give credence that cotton insecticide seed treatments are working fine in Texas. However, frequent heavy
A new aphid pest of wheat, Sipha maydis, was found for the first time in South Carolina in April 2016. This species is found in Europe, Asia and parts of Africa. The aphid was found in Argentina in 2002, and
The soybean aphid will always win the numbers game. Each year, aphid populations can produce multiple generations within a growing season in the same field, which makes them especially good at evolving resistance to insecticides. Now scientists have discovered that
Learn how to scout sorghum for common insect pests in a newly released video by Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist at University of Tennessee.
Dale R. Scott, Coordinator for Pesticide Product Evaluation and Registration, Texas Department of Agriculture, this week submitted a Section 18 (emergency exemption) request to EPA to allow Transform insecticide (sulfoxaflor) to be used on sorghum for sugarcane aphid control in
The Refugio Crop Consultant Workshop will be held from 8 a.m–3:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Bonnie View Community Center on Farm-to-Market 629 in Bonnie View. It is being hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Two producers are
17 States and 417 Counties Infested Dr. Robert Bowling has released the Sept. 30th sugarcane aphid distribution maps, and these record confirmed sugarcane aphid presence in 17 states.