Louisiana Rice: Which Insects Will Take Biggest Hit From 2018 Winter?

🕔Feb 2, 2018Many people are looking for the silver lining from the recent cold spells. One potential upside is that hard freezes can often reduce insect pest populations the following spring.   Back-to-back […]

Texas Corn, Cotton: Southern Bt Crops – Getting Boxed In

🕔Oct 27, 2017Insects have developed resistance to the older Bt toxins in cotton and corn on a local or regional scale. A quick look at the situation in the southern U.S.A. finds […]

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

🕔Oct 17, 2017When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your […]

Nebraska-Brazil Study New and Old Corn Insect Pests

🕔Sep 18, 2017US farmers may not be very familiar with the Old World bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). This species is native to Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australasia where it is a […]

Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

🕔Sep 8, 2017A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide […]

Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise

🕔Aug 15, 2017The Alabama Peanut IPM program conducts routine pest monitoring using sticky wing traps from various locations statewide. Based on trap catches from May to August 2017, it is evident that […]

Illinois: Insects to Keep Watch for in Your Fields

🕔Jul 3, 2017Japanese Beetles Japanese beetles are back. Reports statewide indicate Japanese beetles are here (and in some locations, in very high numbers.) With corn starting to tassel and getting close to […]

Texas Rice: Learning More About the Rice Planthopper in Nicaragua

🕔Jun 23, 2017I made a mistake in my last article. I wrote that Entrust has a label to control fall armyworm in organic rice. In fact, Entrust does not have a label […]

Tennessee: Fall Armyworms Look to Make and Early Start

🕔Jun 20, 2017It seems that fall armyworms have gotten a running start in recent years. This species does not overwinter in Tennessee, but it may survive warm winters in the extreme southern […]

Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

🕔Jun 12, 2017Just a quick overview of some insect issues presenting themselves recently. True Armyworm Lots of reports of armyworm being found in wheat and corn. With reports of wheat harvest starting/getting […]

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