Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

🕔Sep 8, 2017A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide […]

Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise

🕔Aug 15, 2017The Alabama Peanut IPM program conducts routine pest monitoring using sticky wing traps from various locations statewide. Based on trap catches from May to August 2017, it is evident that […]

Alabama: When in Drought, Don’t Forget to Scout!

🕔Jan 9, 2017This article should appeal to a wide range of producers across Alabama. Year 2016 was an interesting year that started with a very wet spring followed by a drought that […]

Delaware Soybeans, Sorghum: Scout Fields Before Making Insecticide Decisions

🕔Aug 29, 2016Soybeans We continue to find a variety of defoliating insects in soybeans. Although green cloverworm populations remain high in some fields, we are also seeing a large number of moths […]

Tennessee Cotton, Soybeans: Don’t Confuse Beet Armyworms for Fall Armyworms

🕔Aug 18, 2016Pyrethroid insecticides will not control beet armyworms, which may start on pigweed and survive on Bt cotton when the larvae have gained some size.  In soybean, infestations may start on the […]

Mississippi Cotton: Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up

🕔Aug 15, 2016Over the last couple weeks, we have received numerous calls about multiple caterpillar pests in Bt cotton. By far, the most common and widespread species has been bollworm, but populations of […]

North Carolina: 3 Tips for Managing Worm Pests

🕔Aug 3, 2016I 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, […]

Alabama Peanuts: Lots of Thrips, Other Pests on the Rise

🕔Jun 9, 2016Many sucking insect pests attack peanuts grown across the southeast. Untreated research plots in Alabama showed a high number of thrips; feeding and leaf distortion was more severe on the […]

Georgia Peanuts: Caterpillar Populations on the Rise

🕔Aug 14, 2015This is the time of year when we start seeing worm populations increase in peanut fields. In fact, not long after my last “Peanut Update” post, I started finding more […]

Alabama Peanuts: Moth Traps on Rise, Keep Watch for Caterpillars

🕔Aug 3, 2015We have detected a sudden increase in the activity of corn earworm (see map below), fall armyworm, and soybean looper moths in central and southeastern parts of Alabama. Although we have […]

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