Iowa Corn: What Insects Are Active in Fields? Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Caterpillars have been extremely active this year, especially in soybean. We suspect that late-season infestations of caterpillars in corn are no exception. These infestations are serious because these caterpillars feed […]

Texas Blacklands: Earworms, Armyworms in Corn; Sporadic Pests in Cotton May 13, 2020

🕔May 13, 2020
General Wheat in the area continues to dry down and I expect to see some fields harvested in the next 10-14 days. The corn crop is progressing along nicely, especially […]

Arkansas Cotton, Rice, Soy: Insecticide Seed Treatment Options Apr 4, 2019

🕔Apr 4, 2019
Cotton Stalk destruction deadline is April 15!! Driving around the Delta we’ve seen several fields where cotton stalks are still standing. The deadline for stalk destruction is April 15. This […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Temps Affect Pests, Pathogens? Feb 11, 2019

🕔Feb 11, 2019
Many 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, 2018

🕔Aug 14, 2018
Is 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, 2018

🕔Aug 3, 2018
Several 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, 2018

🕔Jul 20, 2018
Rains 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, 2018

🕔Apr 26, 2018
May 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, 2018

🕔Feb 2, 2018
Many 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, 2017

🕔Oct 27, 2017
Insects 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 […]

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