Tag "pest management"
Josh Bushong, and Heath Sanders, OSU Area agronomists, have seen some heavy diamondback moth (DBM) infestations in canola. They both asked about DBM management as our canola begins to bolt and treatment thresholds. Diamondback moth is a small, gray and
Danielle Sekula, IPM Agent in Weslaco, is reporting finding small colonies of sugarcane aphids. She said, “My student Alma and I detected sugarcane aphids on commercial sorghum at about the V8 stage down by the river in Hidalgo County. That
The Arkansas State Plant Board was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of Transform WG insecticide to control sugarcane aphid in sorghum. Please see AR Section 18 Transform WG-Sorghum to report applications under the exemption. Also, the Arkansas State
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in seven counties are readying for their annual Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 in the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. The
This year has been a challenging year to conduct any winter cultural practices due to constant rainstorms and flood situations. These are the pests currently active in orchards.
What is Bt cotton? Bt cotton is genetically altered by the insertion of genes from a common soil bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis, to produce certain proteins that are toxic to specific insects. Currently available Bt cotton varieties produce either or both
Damage from blackbirds to rice fields in southern to central Louisiana has become problematic and can cause substantial economic losses to a newly planted rice field. Planting costs for conventional, Clearfield, and hybrid rice seed were obtained from the 2017
Early season insect pests represent a consistent threat in Louisiana which can hurt the rice crop right from the onset of the growing season. Fortunately, farmers have several insecticidal seed treatments available which can help to mitigate pest damage. In
I received a lot of conflicting reports about blackbirds over the last couple of weeks. Many consultants reported to me that in the area south of I-10, the number of blackbirds seems to be lower than normal. Other reports from
Kentucky and the northeastern U.S. experienced a mild winter in 2017. To survive the low temperatures of winter, insects enter into diapause at a specific life stage (adult, larva, pupa or egg). Diapause is a process in which insects slow