Texas LRGV: Some Whitefly in Cotton – Look Out for Armyworms in Sorghum

🕔Jul 20, 2018Cotton I’m still seeing whitefly pressure heavier along the river. Majority of cotton fields look pretty clean with only a couple whitefly adults. Started to see some of the first […]

Cover Crops: Mixed Blessing When it Comes to Insect Populations – DTN

🕔Apr 5, 2018The cover crop fan club is bigger than you might realize. Some of the movement’s most ardent supporters are less than an inch long and boast six legs.  Insects love […]

Soybeans: Solid IPM Plan Needed to Fight Soybean Looper and Corn Earworm

🕔Jun 28, 2017Southern soybean farmers are preparing for another season of insect infestations. Corn earworm and soybean looper have the potential to take the biggest bite out of yields this season. Effective […]

Georgia: Many Fields Hit by Fall Armyworm Armageddon

🕔Sep 16, 2016Georgia farmers are never surprised to see fall armyworms munching on their precious corn, sorghum and forage hay crops. They just hope for a low number of armyworms. This year’s […]

California Rice: Armyworm Striking Fields – Some Counties Have Section 18 for Treatment

🕔Jul 19, 2016I was recently contacted by a PCA who was observing armyworm feeding in Delta rice fields. Over the last two years, both locally and in the Sacramento Valley, armyworms have been striking rice fields earlier […]

Arkansas Wheat: Armyworms – When Treatment Is Warranted?

🕔May 11, 2016There have been sporadic reports of true armyworm feeding in wheat this past week.  The question is: “Are they really causing any damage?” The armyworm population is very early this […]

Alabama: Watch for Heavy Armyworm Populations This Spring

🕔Apr 15, 2016Entomologists 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 […]

Bats: How these Nighttime Heroes Save $1 Billion in Crop Damage a Year

🕔Sep 30, 2015I happen to be a strong believer in the value of diversity for crop production, and talk about this issue regularly at farmer events. Research has clearly demonstrated that cropping […]

Texas: Headworms Up; New Invasive Aphid Found in Panhandle

🕔Aug 24, 2015Headworms and Late Corn Fall Armyworm Corn earworm and fall armyworm adult trap captures are up significantly in the last week and this means headed sorghum should be scouted for […]

Alabama: Few Showers, Rains Still Needed – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015General According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Alabama Field Office, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 2, 2015. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from […]

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