Michigan: How Will Wet Spring Impact Insect Pests?

🕔Jun 20, 2019I have been getting many questions (and theories) about the how the wet spring will impact insects. My thoughts are below, divided by insect. First, a plug for the upcoming […]

Arkansas: Crop Pest Influx Complicates Difficult Growing Season

🕔Jun 14, 2019Arkansas farmers besieged by floodwaters, rain-filled forecasts and sprouting weeds are seeing another threat crawling toward their valuable crops in the form of numerous, hungry pests. What’s happening in Arkansas’ […]

Soybeans: Making June Planted Beans Thrive, 5 Key Points – DTN

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🕔Jun 3, 2019Many soybeans will be planted in June this year, after persistent rainfall has delayed planting across the Soybean Belt. The good news is June-planted soybeans can thrive, given the right […]

Texas LRGV Crops: Insects are Light – So Far

🕔May 3, 2019Things are heating up, literally. This week we saw temperatures in the low 90s daytime and high 70s at night. Many growers fertilizing and watering their crops this week while […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids and Armyworms – Decisions…?

🕔Apr 30, 2019It’s that time of year! Several wheat pest problems are showing up as the crop progresses. Dr. Bob Hunger has already discussed the current wheat disease situation throughout Oklahoma. I […]

Cotton Pests: It’s Back. Temik Has a New Name, Same Game.

🕔Apr 26, 2019The good news is there are no hurricanes in the immediate forecast for the Cotton Belt as of April 2019. On the other hand, there are multiple pests looming on […]

Illinois: Wheat Insects – What to Watch for This Spring

🕔Apr 22, 2019Consider adding some insect scouting to your wheat management routine this spring if you are not doing so already. While damaging insect pest infestations are pretty sporadic in Illinois, missing […]

Alabama Cotton: Insect Management Tips for 2019

🕔Apr 15, 2019I want to point out where we are with the management and control of some of our major insect pests and highlight some things we need to be aware of […]

Arkansas Cotton, Rice, Soy: Insecticide Seed Treatment Options

🕔Apr 4, 2019Cotton Stalk destruction deadline is April 15!! Driving around the Delta we’ve seen several fields where cotton stalks are still standing. The deadline for stalk destruction is April 15. This […]

Texas LRGV: Cotton Planting Slowed by Cold; Corn Looks Good

🕔Mar 29, 2019Welcome back everyone for another growing season in the LRGV!  All county cotton and grain sorghum variety trials have been planted. A big thank you to our cooperating growers: Chuck McCutchen, […]

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