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California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

👤By Lauren Murphy, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 6, 2017

Introduction Sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of all cotton fields in each county. The Program has a total of 109

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Alabama Peanuts: Weather and Insects – Major Shifts in Pest Activity, Abundance

Alabama Peanuts: Weather and Insects – Major Shifts in Pest Activity, Abundance

👤By Ayanava Majumdar and Kris Balkcom, Alabama Cooperative Extension Entomologists 🕔Sep 5, 2017

This report is based on continuous insect monitoring information (May to August) using sticky wing pheromone traps. In this article we have also compared insect counts from 2016 (a drought year) and 2017 (a wet year) to provide some interesting

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North Carolina Soybeans: How Late Should You Treat Insects?

North Carolina Soybeans: How Late Should You Treat Insects?

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Entomology and Plant Pathologist 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Most of our field crops are transitioning into insect safe stages, except for soybeans. At this point in the season we are primarily worried about protecting double cropped beans. However, as the late great Yogi Berra quipped, “it ain’t over

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Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 31, 2017

General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention school starting way too early for our labor needs, it

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Alabama: Scout Late-Soybeans for Loopers, Whiteflies a Threat to Cotton

Alabama: Scout Late-Soybeans for Loopers, Whiteflies a Threat to Cotton

👤By Tim Reed, Ron Smith, Alana Jacobson, and Barry Freeman, Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 30, 2017

During the 3rd week of August cotton bollworm (CBW) moth trap catch numbers increased significantly over the previous week in Baldwin and Escambia Counties and declined in Autauga and Limestone Counties. Tobacco budworm (TBW) moth trap catches increased in Henry

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Arkansas Rice: Early Harvest Begins; Making Harvest Aid Decisions

Arkansas Rice: Early Harvest Begins; Making Harvest Aid Decisions

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Crop Progress Rice harvest has begun on a very limited basis. Initial yield reports don’t tell us a great deal, but opinions have been that yields are good to very good. Some yields have been 20 bu greater than the

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Texas Field Reports: Forage Pests Active in Improved Pastures

Texas Field Reports: Forage Pests Active in Improved Pastures

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Forage producers should be on the watch for and ready to act against two pests known for decimating hay fields – fall armyworms and Bermudagrass stem maggots, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension

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Florida: Insects Stirring In Panhandle Crops

Florida: Insects Stirring In Panhandle Crops

👤By Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, University of Florida/IFAS Extension, Jackson County 🕔Jun 30, 2017

At the beginning to middle of the month I was seeing different species of armyworms. Fall armyworms are usually more active in July but they are turning up sporadically just the same. Kudzu bugs moved into our soybeans at the

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California Rice: Armyworms in Delta Fields – Monitoring and Treatment

California Rice: Armyworms in Delta Fields – Monitoring and Treatment

👤By Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 29, 2017

UC Cooperative Extension has augmented efforts to monitor armyworm populations in rice fields since 2015 when we observed large populations earlier in the year (June) than previously observed. Here in San Joaquin County, we began monitoring in Delta rice fields

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California Rice: Armyworms Are Back

California Rice: Armyworms Are Back

👤By Luis Espino, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

I have received reports of significant defoliation due to armyworms from several areas: Glenn, Colusa, Butte and Yolo counties. In most areas the defoliation is severe but the area affected within fields still small. I inspected a field in Glenn County. The

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