North Carolina Corn: Should We Worry About Earworms in Bt Crops?

🕔Jul 9, 2018Earworm populations (known as bollworm in cotton) were relatively low in our system from 2011 to 2016. Arguably, at least a small part of this has to be due to […]

Alabama Peanuts: Moth Activity Rising, Scout for Caterpillars

🕔Jun 28, 2018It is time to scout peanuts again and prevent insect outbreaks with timely intervention! Excessive rain in May slowed moth activity, but we have detected a sudden increase in pest […]

West Texas Corn, Sorghum: Fall Armyworm Numbers Spike

🕔Jun 14, 2018It is mid-June, and I am pleased to report that there have not been any serious insect problems in corn and sorghum yet. Well, let me temper this by saying […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Dryland – Drought; Fleahoppers

🕔May 14, 2018General Situation For the majority of the Valley cotton and grain is coming along nicely but for those dryland farmers in Willacy County this has certainly been a rough year […]

Corn: 5 Tips for Managing Late Planted Crop – DTN

🕔Apr 26, 2018May is nearly upon us, and a lot of corn seed is still in the bag. According to USDA’s Crop Progress reports, the country is already running 10% behind last […]

Hybrids Of Corn Earworm And “Old World” Bollworm Identified In Brazil

🕔Apr 11, 2018Australian scientists have confirmed the hybridization of two of the world’s major pest species into what they say could be a new mega-pest. Please note – this may get a […]

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 […]

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