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Texas Corn, Cotton: Southern Bt Crops – Getting Boxed In

Texas Corn, Cotton: Southern Bt Crops – Getting Boxed In

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomoligst 🕔Oct 27, 2017

Insects have developed resistance to the older Bt toxins in cotton and corn on a local or regional scale. A quick look at the situation in the southern U.S.A. finds that in the last two years, resistance has been documented

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Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Oct 17, 2017

When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your particular farm or field. Traited corn has been genetically modified

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Nebraska-Brazil Study New and Old Corn Insect Pests

Nebraska-Brazil Study New and Old Corn Insect Pests Updated

👤By Débora Montezano,Thomas Hunt, and Julie Peterson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists; and José Paulo F. Bentivenha, University of Sao Paulo 🕔Sep 18, 2017

US farmers may not be very familiar with the Old World bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). This species is native to Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australasia where it is a significant agricultural pest, causing billions of US dollars in damages

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Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

👤By Joe Funderburk, University of Florida Entomologist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide provides growers with up-to-date information on scouting and managing insects

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Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise

Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise

👤By Ayanava Majumdar and Kris Balkcom, Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 15, 2017

The Alabama Peanut IPM program conducts routine pest monitoring using sticky wing traps from various locations statewide. Based on trap catches from May to August 2017, it is evident that the above-normal rains in June and July disrupted moth activity

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Illinois: Insects to Keep Watch for in Your Fields

Illinois: Insects to Keep Watch for in Your Fields

👤By Kelly Estes, University of Illinois Extension 🕔Jul 3, 2017

Japanese Beetles Japanese beetles are back. Reports statewide indicate Japanese beetles are here (and in some locations, in very high numbers.) With corn starting to tassel and getting close to tassel, it’s important to remember, even though densities may appear

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Texas Rice: Learning More About the Rice Planthopper in Nicaragua

Texas Rice: Learning More About the Rice Planthopper in Nicaragua

👤By Dr. M.O. (Mo) Way, Professor of Entomology, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center 🕔Jun 23, 2017

I made a mistake in my last article. I wrote that Entrust has a label to control fall armyworm in organic rice. In fact, Entrust does not have a label for organic rice, but does for small grains. Apparently, rice

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Tennessee: Fall Armyworms Look to Make and Early Start

Tennessee: Fall Armyworms Look to Make and Early Start

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 20, 2017

It seems that fall armyworms have gotten a running start in recent years. This species does not overwinter in Tennessee, but it may survive warm winters in the extreme southern areas of coastal states during mild winters.

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Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

👤By Kelly Estes and Kaela Miller, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Just a quick overview of some insect issues presenting themselves recently. True Armyworm Lots of reports of armyworm being found in wheat and corn. With reports of wheat harvest starting/getting close, reports of armyworm in corn seem to be taking

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Texas Blacklands IPM: Plenty of Rain and More to Come

Texas Blacklands IPM: Plenty of Rain and More to Come

👤By Xandra Morris, Blacklands IPM, Texas AgriLife 🕔Apr 13, 2017

Rain hit hard earlier this week and drenched the county once again.Wheat is in grain fill to soft dough. Corn is growing well but may be experiencing some nitrogen deficiencies in low areas.    According to the National Weather Service,

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