Texas Field Reports: Fall Armyworms on the March Jul 22, 2021

🕔Jul 22, 2021
Cooler temperatures and widespread rain events across Texas have forage and crop producers scrambling to fight armyworms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage […]

Arkansas Rice: Beginning Push to Heading; Dealing with Armyworms, Stink Bugs Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
The 2021 rice crop finally appears to be taking shape.  We’re entering the major push to heading for the majority of the crop over the next couple of weeks.  The […]

Arkansas Rice: Armyworm Management Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
Over the past week we have gotten multiple calls on armyworms, specifically fall armyworm, showing up in crops ranging from soybean to pastures, and of course rice.  There doesn’t seem […]

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 […]

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