Texas: Bollworm Resistance to Bt Crops – What to Do?

🕔Mar 19, 2019Cotton and corn are major cash crops in Texas with a market value of over 3 million dollars combined in 2016. With this much money at stake, producers are looking […]

Mississippi: Bt Corn – How Effective Against Corn Earworms?

🕔Mar 15, 2019The number of commercial corn hybrids expressing the Vip trait (Leptra, Viptera, and Trecepta) is increasing, and they are being marketed for improved control of ear feeding insects, including corn […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Temps Affect Pests, Pathogens?

🕔Feb 11, 2019Many in the Illinois agricultural community are wondering what effects the recent extreme cold might have on pests and pathogens. While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could […]

Georgia Sorghum: Crop Heading – Scout for Midge

🕔Oct 5, 2018Grain sorghum planted after watermelons are looking great. These are 15 inch rows with two different plantings because of rain. It’s starting to head out now, but is very early […]

Ohio: Corn Earworm Makes Unpleasant Late-Season Appearance; Watch for Molds

🕔Sep 25, 2018Although western bean cutworm numbers were low this year, we have recently seen and also received reports about high corn earworm populations in late-planted corn and field peas. Corn earworm […]

Pennsylvania Corn: ID Caterpillars Now to Prepare for Next Year

🕔Sep 21, 2018As the season begins to wind down, folks are scouting their fields to assess crop progress, which includes inspecting plants and opening husks. Some people are finding caterpillars in ears […]

Texas: Bt (GM) Crop Resistance – Corn Rootworm, Corn Earworm, Cotton Bollworm

🕔Sep 6, 2018It has been quite a challenging summer with our Bt crops on the Texas High Plains.  This year we have seen huge numbers of corn rootworms emerging from many fields […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Scouting for Aphids

🕔Aug 28, 2018For some, August has brought some rain showers which have helped tremendously. While others have received nary a drop. So this patch-work of wet and dry has made it difficult […]

Vip3a – Only Bt Trait Without Insect Resistance – How Long Will it Last? – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2018Is Bt broken for ear-feeding pests? And, if so, can we rescue it? Those are the questions that compelled EPA to convene a Scientific Advisory Panel in Arlington, Virginia, this […]

Indiana Corn: Distinguishing the Worms in Your Ears

🕔Aug 3, 2018Several caterpillars in the ear can be very similar in appearance and habits, so identification to species of some of the worms in ears can be tricky. Note that, in […]

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