Bt Corn: Tighter EPA Regulations Are Pending Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
This week the EPA released a draft plan that essentially overhauls many of the regulations around insect resistance management (IRM) in Bt crops grown in the “cotton belt”. There are […]

Virginia: Corn Earworm Moth and Results of an Insecticide Evaluation on Hemp Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
This article was co-authored by Virginia Tech Entomology Ph.D. student, Kadie Britt. Here are the corn earworm moth catch numbers from a handful of pheromone traps that we have set […]

Iowa Corn: What Insects Are Active in Fields? Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Caterpillars have been extremely active this year, especially in soybean. We suspect that late-season infestations of caterpillars in corn are no exception. These infestations are serious because these caterpillars feed […]

Texas Blacklands: Earworms, Armyworms in Corn; Sporadic Pests in Cotton May 13, 2020

🕔May 13, 2020
General Wheat in the area continues to dry down and I expect to see some fields harvested in the next 10-14 days. The corn crop is progressing along nicely, especially […]

Kentucky Hemp: Heligen Registered to Manage Corn Earworm Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019
A naturally occurring baculovirus (Helicoverpa zea nucleopolyhedrovirus) with the commercial name of Heligen was registered in Kentucky under FIFRA Section 24(c) (Heligen 24c KY190041 SLN Acknowledgement Letter_20190925). This is a highly specific […]

Iowa: Corn Earworm Activity Picks Up Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019
Corn earworm  is common in Iowa corn. It is a migratory pest, migrating from the southern and southeastern U.S. every summer. There are two general fights to the Midwest every […]

Kentucky Hemp: Corn Earworm Outbreaks Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019
Helicoverpa zea (formerly Heliothis zea) is an insect that affects many crops and is known with different common names, depending on the crop it affects: cotton bollworm, soybean podworm, tomato […]

Tennessee: Insect Control – Last Week for Cotton, Not So Much for Soybeans Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019
Even for our latest cotton, given an average frost date of around October 15, this is the last week you can likely justify insecticide applications to cotton. We’ve had a […]

Ohio Corn: Watch for Earworms, Molds Aug 22, 2019

🕔Aug 22, 2019
There have been recent reports of high corn earworm populations in certain grain corn fields.  Corn earworm is a pest with many hosts including corn, tomatoes and certain legumes.  In […]

Michigan Corn: Identifying Late-Season Caterpillars Feeding Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
In the last two weeks, I’ve had many calls, texts and pictures of caterpillars in corn ears (hey, at least some fields have ears). It is important to correctly identify […]

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