Louisiana Rice: Pest Concerns for Late-Planted Crops May 3, 2021

Rice Stem Borer. Photo: University of Arkansas
🕔May 3, 2021
The recommended planting dates for Louisiana rice are March 10–April 15 for southwest regions and April 1–May 5 in the north. In an ideal world, all rice would be planted […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Lots of Pests but No Economic Threats for Now Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
GENERAL Wheat across the area is progressing nicely and some fields are starting to have the heads change colors as the grain filling process continues. Leaf and stripe rust spores […]

Alabama Soybeans: Early Season Pest Management Considerations Apr 22, 2021

🕔Apr 22, 2021
The temperatures are starting to warm up and planters are getting ready to roll. Although there isn’t a consistent insect pest of seedling soybeans (like thrips in cotton), Alabama producers […]

Texas Blacklands: Widespread Wheat Rusts; Cotton Planting Mostly Finished Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
GENERAL Wheat across the area is progressing nicely and ranges from just finishing pollination in some of the earliest planted fields to head emergence is some of our later planted […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Irrigation Running, Sample Soils for Nematodes Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
For most, August has been another long hot, dry month. Very few were fortunate enough to receive any measurable precipitation. Most all cotton has bolled to the top and has […]

Texas Researcher to Examine Mysteries of Armyworms Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
A Texas A&M University graduate student received a research grant to better identify, understand and ultimately mitigate fall armyworm populations in Texas and the central U.S. Ashley Tessnow, a doctoral […]

Arkansas Rice: Armyworms In Reproductive Rice – Spray Or No Spray? Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
Fall armyworms have been showing up in rice in the past few weeks. Most of the calls about this regard rice that is starting to joint, but we also are […]

Minnesota: True Armyworm Spottings Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
Reports of true armyworm infestations continue to come in (Figure 1). At this time the infestation is not as widespread as in 2018. Most reports have been in wheat, pasture […]

Ohio Corn: Reports of True Armyworm Infestations Jun 16, 2020

🕔Jun 16, 2020
We received many reports of true armyworm infestations in wheat, barley, and corn. These are black or green caterpillars with stripes along the side and orange heads. In the spring, […]

Indiana Soybeans: Armyworm Feeding After Cover Crop Termination Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Armyworm primarily feed on grasses. As seen in the past, and now being reported this spring, they will feed on no-tilled soybean into a cereal rye cover crop. Weeks ago, […]

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