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Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

👤By Joe Funderburk, University of Florida Entomologist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide provides growers with up-to-date information on scouting and managing insects

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Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

👤By Kelly Estes and Kaela Miller, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Just a quick overview of some insect issues presenting themselves recently. True Armyworm Lots of reports of armyworm being found in wheat and corn. With reports of wheat harvest starting/getting close, reports of armyworm in corn seem to be taking

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Alabama Forage: True Armyworms Appearing in Ryegrass

Alabama Forage: True Armyworms Appearing in Ryegrass

👤By Kathy Flanders, Extension Entomologist, Auburn University 🕔May 2, 2017

We received a report that some ryegrass in Blount County (Alabama) was infested with armyworms. From the picture sent to us and the time of year, I suspect these are not fall armyworms. I believe they are a different caterpillar

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Illinois: Strong Moth Flights Mean Scout Your Fields

Illinois: Strong Moth Flights Mean Scout Your Fields

👤By Kelly Estes, University of Illinois 🕔May 1, 2017

Impressive moth flights have not only kept the Illinois insect monitoring network cooperators busy, but neighboring states are reporting lots of black cutworm and true armyworm moth activity as well. The current forecast and planting progress has raised questions about

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Kentucky Small Grains, Corn: Scout Your Fields for True Armyworms

Kentucky Small Grains, Corn: Scout Your Fields for True Armyworms

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 26, 2017

During the week of April 15 to 21, 2017, there were 301 (Princeton) and 4 (Lexington) captures of true armyworm (Mythimna unipuncta) moths in pheromone-based traps in those locations. For Princeton, this is a 1/3 fold increase in 1 week,

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Kentucky Wheat: True Armyworms Active Early

Kentucky Wheat: True Armyworms Active Early

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The true armyworm (Mythimna unipuncta) is one of the species of armyworms that feeds on small grains in spring in Kentucky. This species is different from fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). Fall armyworms overwinter in south Texas and Mexico; whereas true

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Nebraska: Which Bt Traits Do you Need?

Nebraska: Which Bt Traits Do you Need?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 27, 2017

When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure that you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits that you do not need for your particular farm or field. Traited corn has been

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Virginia Small Grains: True Armyworm Infestation reported on Eastern Shore

Virginia Small Grains: True Armyworm Infestation reported on Eastern Shore

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 30, 2016

It’s been many years since we’ve seen a true armyworm infestation in our small grain crop, but one is reported to be ongoing in the barley and wheat fields on the Eastern Shore. These caterpillars can do two types of

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Arkansas Rice: Early Planted Fields Showing Good Stand Development

Arkansas Rice: Early Planted Fields Showing Good Stand Development

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas 🕔May 9, 2016

The windows of progress have been short and sporadic this spring but largely in our favor.  Plant, spray, rain, repeat.  We’ve been fortunate to get nearly 90% of our rice crop planted before May, a rare occurrence. The more impressive

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Alabama: Watch for Heavy Armyworm Populations This Spring

Alabama: Watch for Heavy Armyworm Populations This Spring

👤By Kathy Flanders, Auburn University 🕔Apr 15, 2016

Entomologists can usually predict outbreaks of armyworm, Mythimna unipuncta, in Alabama.  That is because cool, wet springs favor the growth of large populations of this insect pest.  It has certainly been wet enough, although I am not sure it has

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