Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Temps Affect Pests, Pathogens?

🕔Feb 11, 2019Many in the Illinois agricultural community are wondering what effects the recent extreme cold might have on pests and pathogens. While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could […]

Vip3a – Only Bt Trait Without Insect Resistance – How Long Will it Last? – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2018Is Bt broken for ear-feeding pests? And, if so, can we rescue it? Those are the questions that compelled EPA to convene a Scientific Advisory Panel in Arlington, Virginia, this […]

Indiana Corn: Distinguishing the Worms in Your Ears

🕔Aug 3, 2018Several caterpillars in the ear can be very similar in appearance and habits, so identification to species of some of the worms in ears can be tricky. Note that, in […]

Alabama Peanuts: Insects Slowly Building, Keep Scouting

🕔Jul 20, 2018Rains have continued for the most part in Alabama with almost none of the key peanut production areas marked as drought on the US Drought Monitor website. This is good […]

Corn: 5 Tips for Managing Late Planted Crop – DTN

🕔Apr 26, 2018May is nearly upon us, and a lot of corn seed is still in the bag. According to USDA’s Crop Progress reports, the country is already running 10% behind last […]

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 […]

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