Poor seed quality from Phomopsis/Diaporthe, purplish colored seed, and seed coat mottling were reported over the past few weeks from a few fields. These are more critical for our food […]
Corn Earworm – We have received reports of an increase in corn earworm larval levels in a few areas this past week, with some fields approaching and/or at threshold levels. […]
Soybean insects are all over the board right now, however, it is silly to make insect control recommendation without scouting and considerations of pest population levels.
As we get into the R5-R6 growth stage of soybean, now is the time to look out for pod and seed feeding insects, especially bean leaf beetles, grasshoppers, and stink […]
I’ve had several calls from the Mississippi River Bottoms and the southern counties of West Tennessee about high numbers of bean leaf beetles, sometimes as many as 200-400 per 100 […]
North Carolina: 3 Tips for Managing Worm Pests Aug 3, 2016
I have heard a lot of concern about worms (bollworm, fall armyworm, soybean looper, etc.) in our crops this year. From what I can tell, nothing is out of control, […]
Soybean growers need to be scouting their fields for insects. There is a cornucopia of insects, both harmful and beneficial, in soybean fields in north Alabama. I am seeing yellow-striped […]
Ohio: Watch for Slug Damage in Cooler, Rainy Weather May 19, 2016
Rainy, cooler weather experienced recently throughout the region means slugs may be on the rise in some field crops, says an entomologist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental […]
North Carolina Soybeans: Minimal Pest Pressure Aug 11, 2015
Soybeans range from R1-R6. Consequently, some acres will be safe from further pest damage in the coming weeks. Minimal acres have been treated for soybean loopers and bean leaf beetles.
Over the last week we have been getting a lot of calls about extremely high bean leaf beetle numbers. Most calls have come from the Northwest Delta region of the state.