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North Carolina Wheat: Hessian Fly Adults Are Active- Should You Spray?

North Carolina Wheat: Hessian Fly Adults Are Active- Should You Spray?

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Entomology and Plant Pathologist 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Hessian fly eggs have been spotted on wheat in Beaufort County, NC. Larvae will hatch from these eggs and will feed throughout the cold months, killing tillers. Here are some bits of information to help you decide whether or not

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North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Stink Bugs in Late Fields

North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Stink Bugs in Late Fields

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Entomology and Plant Pathologist 🕔Sep 22, 2017

How late should you treat soybeans? Recent research from Maryland and Suffolk, VA, showed that stink bugs can damage soybeans during R6. In the cage studies, where damage was experienced at R6, stink bugs were infested at levels of 8

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

🕔Sep 15, 2017

Effects from Hurricane Irma varied. Georgia appears to have taken the biggest hit in terms of lint blown out of bolls. Plenty of cotton was twisted up and/or pushed over by winds, which will complicate defoliation and picking.

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Hurricane Irma Puts Early Defoliation On Hold

🕔Sep 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma is pushing back the urge to defoliate any cotton that’s ready in the lower Southeast. The consensus is that Irma will affect Florida, portions of Georgia, the Carolinas and maybe parts of Alabama.  Whitefly remain a factor in Georgia, Alabama

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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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Cotton – Southeast – Whitefly Fight Continues – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Whitefly Fight Continues – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Issues with silverleaf whitefly continue in Georgia, southeast Alabama and parts of Florida — especially in later cotton.

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Continues to Plague Georgia and Alabama

AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Continues to Plague Georgia and Alabama

🕔Aug 24, 2017

Where whitefly are an issue, cotton will be safe when the last leaf is on the ground and any regrowth has been fried. The insect continues to plague Georgia and southeast Alabama.

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Cotton – Southeast – Georgia’s Whitefly Problems Intensify – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Georgia’s Whitefly Problems Intensify – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Where whitefly are spreading, lack of quick product availability has become an ongoing issue. Both of the main insect growth regulators (IGRs) have either been in short supply or unavailable. We’re told that it might require some effort to find second-tier

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Still The Critical Focus In Georgia

AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Still The Critical Focus In Georgia

🕔Aug 11, 2017

Bollworm pressure has subsided in parts of the Midsouth but increased in other areas. Plant bugs continue to be relatively light. Our contacts over the last couple of weeks have used words like “strange” and “eerie” to describe the lack of plant

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North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Earworms Prior To and During Bloom

North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Earworms Prior To and During Bloom

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Entomology and Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 11, 2017

I have received a number of calls and reports of very high earworm numbers in soybeans that are not blooming or at full bloom. Our online threshold calculator for earworms in podding beans can be found by visiting here, clicking

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