Cotton: Cover Crops Aid Pest Management by Increasing Beneficials Oct 4, 2021

    🕔Oct 4, 2021
    Both traditional and organic producers are increasing their use of cover crops for a variety of reasons — to control erosion, choke out weeds, improve soil health and enhance water availability. Now […]

    Soybeans: Scout for Aphids but Let Predators Do Their Thing – DTN Jul 2, 2021

    🕔Jul 2, 2021
    The April-planted soybean field Chris DiFonzo scouted last week in Michigan was teeming with tiny green soybean aphids. The Michigan State entomologist counted an average of 400 to 500 aphids […]

    $20 Soybeans Might Justify Seed Treatments, New Study – DTN Sep 10, 2019

    🕔Sep 10, 2019
    Not 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, 2019

    🕔Aug 9, 2019
    A 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, 2018

    🕔Aug 16, 2018
    The 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, 2018

    🕔Jul 31, 2018
    When 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, 2018

    🕔Jul 6, 2018
    Cotton 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, 2018

    🕔Jun 29, 2018
    General 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, 2017

    🕔Jun 16, 2017
    General 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, 2016

    🕔Jul 25, 2016
    FLEAHOPPERS 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 […]


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