Corn, Soybean Fields: A Wet Mess for Farmers is Paradise for Insects – DTN

🕔Jun 14, 2019Turns out there are a few creatures out there that are enjoying the wet mess of the 2019 planting season. Some early season caterpillars and slugs are out and feasting […]

Georgia Peanuts: It’s Been Quiet; Don’t Fall Asleep!

🕔Jul 18, 2018Insect pressure in Georgia’s 2018 peanut crop has been as low as I have seen since 2013. Several calls have come in over the last two weeks with folks asking […]

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 […]

Georgia Peanuts: Insects Quiet, but Keep Scouting Fields

🕔Aug 1, 2017Things have been relatively quiet in terms of insect pressure in most peanut fields so far in 2017, but that could change quickly. I have been getting reports of heavy […]

Soybeans: Solid IPM Plan Needed to Fight Soybean Looper and Corn Earworm

🕔Jun 28, 2017Southern soybean farmers are preparing for another season of insect infestations. Corn earworm and soybean looper have the potential to take the biggest bite out of yields this season. Effective […]

Illinois Corn: Which Caterpillar is Damaging Your Ears?

🕔Sep 19, 2016Damaged ear tips, missing kernels, and fungal pathogens are all being reported. Several insect pests in Illinois could be the culprit. Corn earworm, fall armyworm, European corn borer, and western […]

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 […]

Tennessee Soybeans: Insect Pests to Watch for Til Post R6

🕔Aug 2, 2016Soybeans should be scouted weekly for the presence of insect pests until full seed (R6) plus another 10 days.

Georgia Peanuts: Keep Close Watch for Insects in Fields

🕔Jul 13, 2016July is the month when our most serious insect problems in peanuts show up. We need to watch for threecornered alfalfa hoppers, foliage feeding caterpillars, lesser cornstalk borers, two spotted […]

Mississippi Corn: Scout Fields for Caterpillar Infestations

🕔Jun 25, 2016Much of the corn has reached the reproductive stages, while some is still in the vegetative stages. Several caterpillars, including fall armyworm and corn earworm, can infest corn during both […]

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