Louisiana: Cold Weather Reduced Some Pests; Others Unaffected

🕔Jan 25, 2018Many crop pests did not survive the record cold temperatures seen in Louisiana in mid-January, which is good news for farmers who are preparing for the upcoming growing season. The […]

Texas Corn: Fumonisin Levels and Insect Damage

🕔Oct 10, 2017I am not smart enough to be a Plant Pathologist, and in fact had two courses in it in college and still don’t understand it. The classic “disease triangle” taught […]

Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

🕔Sep 8, 2017General Status I would love to say the pest pressure is winding down as we slip toward fall. The problem is, the pest pressure isn’t really winding down at all […]

West Texas Sorghum: Plenty of Caterpillars, but Watch for Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Sep 4, 2017After writing in this newsletter last week that fall armyworm was not a significant threat this year, Katelyn Kesheimer, Lubbock and Crosby county IPM Agent, and I visited some fields […]

Texas Plains: Good Moisture Beneficial to Crops and Pest Alike

🕔Aug 15, 2017General Status General good rainfall area wide these past 2 weeks for most fields with near ideal timing for maximum benefit with our fields at key developmental stages and peak […]

Florida Panhandle: Entomologist Surveys Row Crop Insects in Soybeans, Corn, Cotton

🕔Aug 15, 2017Silvana Paula-Moraes began working in the fall of 2016 at the  UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) based in Jay, Florida. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Moraes completed her PhD in Nebraska.  […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Earworms Prior To and During Bloom

🕔Aug 11, 2017I have received a number of calls and reports of very high earworm numbers in soybeans that are not blooming or at full bloom. Our online threshold calculator for earworms […]

Tennessee Cotton, Soybeans: Bollworm Update – Good News and Bad News

🕔Aug 9, 2017There’s good news and bad news on the bollworm situation for Tennessee soybean and cotton growers.

Texas Plains: Next Few Weeks Critical for Crop Yields

🕔Aug 8, 2017General Status Welcome back to crop crunch time. Planting, early season weed control, early irrigations, fertilizing, everything that our area producers have accomplished up until now has only been the […]

Texas Plains: Crop Conditions Highly Variable with Lots of Pests to Choose From

🕔Aug 2, 2017General Status As par usual for 2017, field situations still depend greatly on which field you are in. Across Hale, Swisher, & Floyd we do not just have the good, […]

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