Georgia Pecans: Beneficial Insects in Orchards

🕔Jun 4, 2019With the month being dry, growers have reduced fungicide sprays. This has  also cut back on some insecticide sprays where we sometimes throw in an insecticide with the fungicide. It […]

Georgia Cotton: Think of Beneficials Before Spraying

🕔Aug 16, 2018The worst thing we can do right now is add an insecticide just because we’re going over the field. I’ve looked at many cotton fields this week and am almost […]

Ag Research: Soybean Aphids Unaffected by Noise Pollution

🕔Jul 17, 2018Humans are making more sound, and it can interfere with animals finding mates, food and other essential behaviors. Most of the research showing impacts of human-generated sound is largely focused […]

Texas Plains Pests: Insects Flaring, Weeds Toughening Up in High Heat

🕔Jun 29, 2018General Status This week we have seen the return of some rather harsh hot and dry conditions. Most days the temperatures have been triple digit but if not, it was […]

Texas LRGV Sorghum: Harvest Progressing, Beneficials Active

🕔Jun 16, 2017General Situation Our days down here in the LRGV have been pretty hot averaging out at 100oF each day, heat index of 105F. Looks like we will be heading into […]

Soybean Aphids: Sulfoxaflor Less Harmful to Beneficials than Broad-Spectrum Insecticides

🕔Aug 18, 2016A new study appearing in the Journal of Economic Entomology has found that the selective insecticide sulfoxaflor is just as effective at controlling soybean aphids (Aphis glycines) as broad-spectrum insecticides, […]

Georgia Peanuts: Scout Fields Before Spraying to Avoid Destroying Beneficial Insects

🕔Jul 15, 2016Try to avoid scheduled applications of insecticides since unnecessary applications can not only be costly, they can also destroy beneficial insects.

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Strong Beneficials Present in Fields

🕔Jul 17, 2015Charles Davis, county agent covering Calhoun and Richland Counties, reported that he has “looked at a number of cotton fields today (Thursday) and aphid numbers run the gamut from none […]

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug’s Natural Enemy Found in U.S.

🕔Mar 18, 2015The Asian wasp Trissolcus japonicus has been found in the wild in the United States. The wasp, native to the regions of Asia where the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) […]

Crop Tech: Beneficial Insects Love Smell of Cut Grass — DTN

🕔Oct 3, 2014This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products. A SCENT WITH A PURPOSE The smell of freshly mown grass usually elicits fond […]

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