Corn Insect Bt Technologies Offer Cost Effective, Proactive Protection Jun 22, 2017

🕔Jun 22, 2017Farmers looking for ways to bolster profit margins, including reducing input costs, often think about planting non-Bt corn. But there are strong reasons not to cut Bt trait technology. Not only are Bt technologies […]

Pennsylvania: Invertebrate Pests Making Their Presence Known Jun 7, 2017

🕔Jun 7, 2017This spring has been different and odd enough in many parts of Pennsylvania that folks are looking for a return to normal, whatever that means. Most calls and other communications […]

Kansas Corn: Diagnosing Early-Season Growth Problems Jun 5, 2017

🕔Jun 5, 2017Getting a good stand of corn, with vigorous early-season growth, is the first step in getting good yields. When adverse conditions, such as a hard rain or unusually cool weather, […]

South Dakota Corn: Time to Start Scouting for Black Cutworms May 24, 2017

🕔May 24, 2017There are several important early season insect pests that can severely injure corn while it is in its early vegetative stages. One of the more destructive of these pests is […]

Iowa Corn: Few Black Cutworm Moths, but Keep Scouting May 11, 2017

🕔May 11, 2017This is the time of year when calls about black cutworm (BCW) scouting dates start to roll in, especially when Corn Belt states to the east have reported high moth numbers […]

Illinois: Strong Moth Flights Mean Scout Your Fields May 1, 2017

🕔May 1, 2017Impressive moth flights have not only kept the Illinois insect monitoring network cooperators busy, but neighboring states are reporting lots of black cutworm and true armyworm moth activity as well. […]

Ohio: Watch for Slug Damage in Cooler, Rainy Weather May 19, 2016

🕔May 19, 2016Rainy, 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 […]

Michigan: Weeds, Wet Weather, and Cutworms May 5, 2016

🕔May 5, 2016Armyworm catch is increasing in the Purdue University trapping network, and Elkhart County (just across the border from Michigan) had a significant black cutworm catch by April 27, 2016. Traps […]

Illinois: Black Cutworm Damage Spotted in North May 22, 2015

🕔May 22, 2015Just recently (May 20), James Kennedy, Advanced Crop Care, Inc., found black cutworms were at work in northern Illinois as well. He found three fields that were infested with cutworms […]

Ohio: Early Insect and Slug Concerns May 19, 2015

🕔May 19, 2015For a couple of weeks we have been warning about the possibility of black cutworms based on adult catches reported by surrounding states.  We have begun to observe some minor […]

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