$20 Soybeans Might Justify Seed Treatments, New Study – DTN

🕔Sep 10, 2019Not so long ago, insecticide and fungicide use in soybeans was not very common. Even after soybean aphids invaded the Midwest, fewer than 10% of soybean acres received an insecticide […]

Kansas Sorghum: Keep Beneficials in Mind When Spraying Headworms, Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Aug 9, 2019A crop entomologist at Kansas State University is urging sorghum growers to be patient as they consider options for protecting this year’s crop from damaging pests. Jeff Whitworth says that […]

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 […]

Alabama Cotton: Stink Bugs, Plant Bugs Overwhelm Beneficials

🕔Jul 31, 2018When cotton reaches the fourth or fifth week of bloom, the few bad insects such as escape bollworms, plant bugs, or especially stink bugs, in the southern cotton growing areas […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Cotton, Peanuts, Pesticide Training

🕔Jul 6, 2018Cotton I am coming around to having a more optimistic outlook for some of our area cotton production. If we receive some measurable precipitation I will remain optimistic.  In fact, […]

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 […]

Texas Southern Plains: Scout for Lygus and Fleahoppers – Be Kind to Beneficials

🕔Jul 25, 2016FLEAHOPPERS With the daytime highs over 100 degrees almost each day, cotton is squaring with some fields starting to bloom. Although we have received light and spotty showers, we need […]

Texas Sorghum: Beneficials Help Manage Sugarcane Aphids in Hale County

🕔Sep 4, 2015The majority of our program sorghum fields are in a milky dough stage to coloring dough. I can make note of a few area fields with combines starting to make […]

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