North Carolina Wheat: Time to Scout for True Armyworms

🕔May 16, 2018True armyworm has been spotted in northeastern North Carolina wheat over the past two weeks. This infestation is widespread, extending at least from southeastern Virginia to northeastern North Carolina. Given […]

North Carolina Corn: Time to Control Seedling Insect Pests

🕔Apr 20, 2018Almost no one scouts their corn until it is too late. While insecticide seed treatments work some of the time and for some insects, they can’t eliminate all problems. This […]

North Carolina Corn: New Stink Bug Thresholds

🕔Apr 20, 2018A recent NCSU graduate student, Arun Babu, has worked to generate new thresholds for stink bugs in corn. His work was supported by the growers of North Carolina through the […]

North Carolina Cotton: At-Planting Thrips Insecticide Recommendations

🕔Apr 3, 2018Tobacco thrips are the most common thrips species that infest North Carolina cotton. Because most tobacco thrips populations are resistant to the neonicotinoid-group insecticide seed treatments, there has been a […]

North Carolina Corn: Insecticidal Seed Treatments, In-Furrow Insecticides – Are They Worth It?

🕔Apr 3, 2018Are insecticidal seed treatments and in-furrow insecticides worth it in corn? Our evidence from North Carolina is mixed. The reason for this is that we cannot always predict when soil-dwelling […]

North Carolina Wheat: Hessian Fly Adults Are Active- Should You Spray?

🕔Nov 20, 2017Hessian fly eggs have been spotted on wheat in Beaufort County, NC. Larvae will hatch from these eggs and will feed throughout the cold months, killing tillers. Here are some […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Stink Bugs in Late Fields

🕔Sep 22, 2017How late should you treat soybeans? Recent research from Maryland and Suffolk, VA, showed that stink bugs can damage soybeans during R6. In the cage studies, where damage was experienced […]

AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

🕔Sep 15, 2017Effects from Hurricane Irma varied. Georgia appears to have taken the biggest hit in terms of lint blown out of bolls. Plenty of cotton was twisted up and/or pushed over by […]

AgFax Southeast Cotton: Hurricane Irma Puts Early Defoliation On Hold

🕔Sep 8, 2017Hurricane Irma is pushing back the urge to defoliate any cotton that’s ready in the lower Southeast. The consensus is that Irma will affect Florida, portions of Georgia, the Carolinas and […]

North Carolina Soybeans: How Late Should You Treat Insects?

🕔Sep 1, 2017Most of our field crops are transitioning into insect safe stages, except for soybeans. At this point in the season we are primarily worried about protecting double cropped beans. However, […]

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