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 […]

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need? Oct 17, 2017

🕔Oct 17, 2017
When 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, 2017

🕔Sep 18, 2017
US 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, 2017

🕔Sep 8, 2017
A 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, 2017

🕔Aug 15, 2017
The 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, 2017

🕔Jul 3, 2017
Japanese 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 […]

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