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Kentucky: Soybean Stem Borer May Cause Problems During Harvest, Reduce Yields

Kentucky: Soybean Stem Borer May Cause Problems During Harvest, Reduce Yields

👤By Raul Villanueva and Yaziri Gonzalez, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Biology & Phenology of Dectes Stem Borer in Kentucky The adult Dectes stem borer, Dectes texanus texanus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), is a long horned beetle approximately 3/8 inch long and gray in color. It has long, slender antennae that can be one and

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Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids – Identification and Management

Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids – Identification and Management

👤By Raul Villanueva and Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologists 🕔Aug 9, 2017

Occurrence Although the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) was not a serious problem in Texas, Kansas, or other states in 2017; its occurrence in Kentucky appears to be problematic due to the high numbers being observed in sweet and forage sorghum

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Kentucky Corn: Spike of Southwestern Corn Borer Might Need Attention

Kentucky Corn: Spike of Southwestern Corn Borer Might Need Attention

👤By Raul Villanueva and Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologists 🕔Aug 9, 2017

Pest Description Southwestern corn borer (SWCB) (Diatraea grandiosella) was a caterpillar regarded as one of the most serious insect pests of corn in the late 1970s. Since then, it has sporadic appearances; however, it is more difficult to control than

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Kentucky Soybeans: Heavy Outbreak of Slugs, Snails

Kentucky Soybeans: Heavy Outbreak of Slugs, Snails

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologist 🕔Jul 5, 2017

Current Situation “I haven’t seen a slug outbreak like this in 40 years of growing soybeans” was a comment of a soybean farmer in Logan County last Friday (June 9, 2017). He will replant 300 to 600 acres of soybeans.

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