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Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 23, 2017

General Status Perfectly timed rains are rare in West Texas, especially during peak water use, but when they do come it seems we get too much of a good thing, or at least all at once. Cotton fields that were

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Minnesota: Wheat Stem Sawfly Infestation Levels Found in Polk County

Minnesota: Wheat Stem Sawfly Infestation Levels Found in Polk County

👤By Phillip Glogoza, Jochum Wiersma, and Ian McRae, University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Wheat stem sawfly (WSS) are being found at significant levels in Polk County. Field surveys were conducted from August 14 to 18, 2017 to learn more about the levels of infestation and the possible size of the area impacted. The

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Mississippi Soybeans: Mixing Desiccants with Insecticides

Mississippi Soybeans: Mixing Desiccants with Insecticides

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Over the last few weeks there have been many questions about the legality of mixing insecticides with desiccants applied to soybean.

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Ohio Soybeans: Watch for These Late Season Insects

Ohio Soybeans: Watch for These Late Season Insects

👤By Kelley Tilmon and Andy Michel, Ohio State University Entomologists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

As the season winds down, soybean growers need to continue scouting their fields, especially later-planted fields that will remain green well into September. As other fields in the area begin maturing and yellowing, some insects will migrate to soybeans that

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Alabama Cotton: Controlling Silverleaf Whitefly

Alabama Cotton: Controlling Silverleaf Whitefly

👤By Ron Smith, Auburn University Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 22, 2017

The silverleaf whitefly is a devastating economic pest of cotton. A multi-county area surrounding Tifton, GA was heavily infested in 2016. In 2017, this infested area has spread over much of the 1.3 million acres of cotton planted in Georgia.

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Oklahoma Pecans: Early Rains May Bring Pecan Weevil Out

Oklahoma Pecans: Early Rains May Bring Pecan Weevil Out

👤By Phil Mulder, Oklahoma State University Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

With most of the early season insect problems behind us it is time to pay more attention to pecan weevil season. Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming barrage of weevils that can infest this season’s crop. Damage

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Flint on Crops: Soybeans – Red Banded Stinkbugs Are the Top Issue – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Soybeans – Red Banded Stinkbugs Are the Top Issue – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, University of Mississippi Agronomist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

There have been times through the years when one topic has dominated the discussion among producers, Extension workers, researchers, and industry people. This is one of those times as the little stinkbug from South America with the red band across

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South Carolina: Soybean Loopers on the Rise – Identification and Management

South Carolina: Soybean Loopers on the Rise – Identification and Management

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University Agronomist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

More loopers are showing up in the sweep nets.  We’re getting in to the time of year when we really need to keep an eye on them.  Make sure you or your scout can tell the difference between a soybean

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South Carolina Peanuts:  Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers, Late Season Manganese

South Carolina Peanuts: Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers, Late Season Manganese

👤By Dan Anco, Clemson University Peanut Specialist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

What is the treatment threshold for threecornered alfalfa hopper?  Good question. At this point we don’t really have a good answer linking insect or girdling counts to economic yield impact. Still, most of the products labeled for threecornered alfalfa hopper

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South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet

South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University Entomologist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Justin Ballew, county agent covering Dillon and Marion Counties, reported that he is “seeing loopers build in places. Not many fields at threshold levels, but some folks are making some sprays. Pretty quiet other than that.” Jonathan Croft, county agent

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