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.
Some updated take home points for dealing with cutworms as corn planting approaches.
Cutworm damage is showing up many fields, though finding the pests is proving difficult. Keep watch for soybean loopers and caterpillars.
We can find some feeding in almost all fields, and I would say most fields are averaging one cutworm/foot of row.
There are no major insect pests of soybean seedlings, but occasionally we do run into problems. Some folks use an insecticidal seed treatment in soybeans. While these products are effective […]
Just some food for thought on insect management as we progress with planting during the next several weeks.
An online guide that describes moths’ wings, size, and other pertinent information to help with proper identification.