Crop Progress Rice planting progress is likely up around 80-85% this week. This is near record progress behind only 2012. Luckily conditions seem very reminiscent of 2012 which turned out […]
Farmers aren’t the only ones waiting to see how wheat comes out of dormancy this year. Army cutworms may also be lurking just beneath the surface, ready to eat newly […]
Armyworm catch is increasing in the Purdue University trapping network, and Elkhart County (just across the border from Michigan) had a significant black cutworm catch by April 27, 2016. Traps […]
We have had several calls over the last week about cutworms reducing plant densities in cotton, soybean, and non-Bt corn.
As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, or white grubs. Wireworms and white grubs are most often […]
We are finally beginning to see fields with good stands of corn where farmers have either gotten lucky or have access to some source of intelligence that is not available […]
Seed treatments by themselves will not hold up to serious cutworm infestations. This has some folks asking if they should apply in-furrow insecticides. When does it pay?
During the growing season, it isn’t unusual for unexpected problems to take a toll on yields. So it’s important to begin scouting fields for weeds, insects and diseases early in […]
For a couple of weeks we have been warning about the possibility of black cutworms based on adult catches reported by surrounding states. We have begun to observe some minor […]
Leann Martin, Logan County Cooperative Extension Agent and the University of Kentucky are using moth traps to monitor and forecast any potential outbreaks of insects, such as the armyworm.