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Oklahoma Canola: Scouting for And Managing Diamondback Moth

Oklahoma Canola: Scouting for And Managing Diamondback Moth

👤By Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 24, 2017

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

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Already Discovered in Hidalgo County

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Already Discovered in Hidalgo County

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 24, 2017

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

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Arkansas Sorghum, Cotton: Transform WG Available for Sugarcane Aphids, Tarnished Plant Bugs

Arkansas Sorghum, Cotton: Transform WG Available for Sugarcane Aphids, Tarnished Plant Bugs

👤By Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 23, 2017

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

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Texas: Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference, Snyder, April 5

Texas: Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference, Snyder, April 5

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 23, 2017

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

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California Almonds: Pests to Be Watching for Right Now

California Almonds: Pests to Be Watching for Right Now

👤By Jhalendra Rijal, University of California 🕔Mar 23, 2017

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.

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Texas: Bt Cotton – Everything You Need to Know

Texas: Bt Cotton – Everything You Need to Know

👤By Suhas Vyavhare and David Kerns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 23, 2017

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

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Louisiana Rice: Economic Evaluation of Using AV-1011 Versus Replanting

Louisiana Rice: Economic Evaluation of Using AV-1011 Versus Replanting

👤By Michael Deliberto, LSU AgCenter 🕔Mar 22, 2017

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

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Louisiana Rice: Choosing the Right Insecticidal Seed Treatment

Louisiana Rice: Choosing the Right Insecticidal Seed Treatment

👤By Blake Wilson and Mike Stout, LSU AgCenter 🕔Mar 22, 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

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Louisiana Rice: Higher Blackbird Pressure to the North This Year. Why?

Louisiana Rice: Higher Blackbird Pressure to the North This Year. Why?

👤By Dustin Harrell, LSU Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Mar 22, 2017

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

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Kentucky Wheat: High Aphid Populations Likely Following Mild Winter

Kentucky Wheat: High Aphid Populations Likely Following Mild Winter

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 22, 2017

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

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