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Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs Migrating into Fields

Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs Migrating into Fields

👤By Seth Dorman, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 27, 2017

My name is Seth Dorman, and I’m a graduate student with Dr. Sally Taylor in the Virginia Tech Department of Entomology. My research focuses on tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) management and distribution in Virginia cotton. In recent weeks, large

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Virginia Corn: Aerial Applications Are Effective for Stink Bugs

Virginia Corn: Aerial Applications Are Effective for Stink Bugs

👤From Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Last week the entomology department followed up on aerial spray applications for stink bugs. These applications were very effective (>98% mortality). If you are considering spraying for this pest in your corn, NCSU recommends bifenthrin as the pyrethroid of choice. This

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Georgia Cotton: Aphid Fungus Starting to Appear

Georgia Cotton: Aphid Fungus Starting to Appear

👤By Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 27, 2017

We observed the aphid fungus, Neozygites fresenii, which causes aphid populations to crash on the Tifton Campus on June 26, 2017.  We have also received some early observations from both north and south of Tifton.  The presence of grey, fuzzy

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Ohio Corn: 1st Generation of European Corn Borer in Non-Bt Fields

Ohio Corn: 1st Generation of European Corn Borer in Non-Bt Fields

👤By Andy Michel and Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

European corn borer (ECB) was once our most important corn insect, but its population has decreased over the past 20 years, likely due to Bt-corn that provides excellent protection. For this and other various reasons, many farms have switched to

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Tennessee Cotton: Control Options for Plant Bugs and Aphids

Tennessee Cotton: Control Options for Plant Bugs and Aphids

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 27, 2017

As we move into the third week of squaring on many fields, with some earlier field having 12+ nodes, I’ve had some calls about plant bugs and aphids. Here are some points to consider for each of these pests.

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Louisiana: Sugarcane Field Day, St. Gabriel, July 19

Louisiana: Sugarcane Field Day, St. Gabriel, July 19

👤By Rick Bogren, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jun 27, 2017

The LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station will host its 35th annual sugarcane field day on July 19. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the station, with field tours starting at 9 a.m. An indoor program will begin at 11 a.m.

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Florida Peanuts: 4 Pests to Watch for

Florida Peanuts: 4 Pests to Watch for

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida 🕔Jun 27, 2017

There has been a little more talk lately about the insect situation in our crops and Extension specialists have issued a few updates for us to pay attention to.

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South Carolina Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Moving North

South Carolina Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Moving North

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Jun 26, 2017

For those growing grain sorghum, be aware that sugarcane aphids have recently been found in SC.  They are not known to overwinter in SC and travel North from Florida, Texas, and Louisiana each year. Sugarcane aphids can build up to

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Arkansas Corn: Southwestern Corn Borer Numbers Spiking

Arkansas Corn: Southwestern Corn Borer Numbers Spiking

👤By Glenn Studebaker, University of Arkansas 🕔Jun 26, 2017

We are seeing a big jump in southwestern corn borer trap catches, particularly in the area around Brinkley and Wheatley. One trap hit over 1000 moths for a single week’s catch. One other trap in that area hit 89 moths

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Texas Mid-Coast: Corn, Sorghum Harvest Begins; Don’t Neglect Pests in Later Fields

Texas Mid-Coast: Corn, Sorghum Harvest Begins; Don’t Neglect Pests in Later Fields

👤By Stephen Biles, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Corn and Grain Sorghum harvest has begun on the Mid-Coast of Texas. Early yield reports are above average. While many Sorghum fields are no longer susceptible to the yield reducing impacts of insects, we must not forget the later fields. Stink

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