Southern Corn: Protect Bt Corn – Plant a Refuge if You’re Also Growing Cotton

🕔Jan 10, 2018Southern corn growers will pull their planters out of the shed and into the field in only a few short weeks. Bt corn will be planted on millions of acres […]

Texas Corn, Cotton: Southern Bt Crops – Getting Boxed In

🕔Oct 27, 2017Insects have developed resistance to the older Bt toxins in cotton and corn on a local or regional scale. A quick look at the situation in the southern U.S.A. finds […]

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

🕔Oct 17, 2017When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your […]

Nebraska-Brazil Study New and Old Corn Insect Pests

🕔Sep 18, 2017US farmers may not be very familiar with the Old World bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). This species is native to Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australasia where it is a […]

Alabama Peanuts: Weather and Insects – Major Shifts in Pest Activity, Abundance

🕔Sep 5, 2017This report is based on continuous insect monitoring information (May to August) using sticky wing pheromone traps. In this article we have also compared insect counts from 2016 (a drought […]

South Carolina Soybeans: Lots of Loopers and Stink Bugs

🕔Sep 1, 2017News from Around the State I collected hundreds of soybean loopers yesterday with Hannah Mikell, county agent in Clarendon County, and Cag Brunson, producer near Summerton, SC (thanks for the […]

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 […]

Arkansas Field Reports: Stink Bugs in Rice, Pest Pressure Increasing in Soybeans

🕔Aug 7, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 6, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Rick Wimberley, Cross County  “Corn earworm pressure increased in soybeans, along with […]

Indiana Corn: I.D. Worms in Silks and Ears

🕔Jul 31, 2017This year’s Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) flight in northern Indiana counties has been quite impressive. Though it is not over, by looking at the moth captures the past couple weeks […]

Georgia Cotton: Scout Fields For Corn Earworms

🕔Jul 28, 2017During the past week we have received a few reports of escaped corn earworm larvae in Bt cottons which exceed recommended thresholds. Bt cottons are not immune to CEW and never […]

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