North Carolina Soybeans, Sweetpotatoes: Widespread Fall Armyworm Infestations Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019During the past few days, we have had a major increase of caterpillar defoliation reports in soybeans and sweet potato from southeastern NC counties. Field visits south of Highway 70 […]

Texas Plains Pests: Cotton Passed Cut-Out; Mites, Aphids in Corn, Sorghum Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019General Status The summer scouting season starts to draw to a close without any notable bollworm migration, flights, or cotton infestation to speak of while Banks grass mites and sugarcane […]

Texas Plains Pests: Hot, Dry Conditions Keeping Activity Limited Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019General Status Not much has changed again this week. We are still in a prolonged extremely hot and dry pattern. We have had a few below triple digit days due […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, False Chinch Bugs on the Rise Aug 7, 2019

🕔Aug 7, 2019Despite some cooler days, we have had enough hot weather and time without rainfall to give us some clues as to our early damaged and cold shocked crops and whether […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Good Growth in Heat, Mostly Quiet on Insects Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019General Status Hot with some of the first triple digit temperatures of the growing season. Which, despite being uncomfortable for humans, is what our late cotton needs, assuming it is […]

West Texas IPM: Sugarcane Aphids Arrive; Large Fall Armyworm Flight Jul 11, 2019

🕔Jul 11, 2019Small colonies of sugarcane aphids have been found on grain sorghum in Lubbock and Hale counties in the last two days. Greg Cronholm, Independent Crop Consultant in Hale County, texted last […]

Texas Plains IPM: Cotton – Fleahoppers Biggest Concern; Pests Rising in Corn, Sorghum Jul 9, 2019

🕔Jul 9, 2019General Status For the first week since the start of planting season, we did not have a damaging weather event. It was not too cold, too windy, or too wet […]

Arkansas: Keep an Eye Open for These Insect Pests Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019Soybean A few people have called this past week about finding 4 or 5 small corn earworms per 25 sweeps in blooming soybeans. In this situation the corn earworm virus […]

Oklahoma Alfalfa: Fall Army Worms are Here Until We Get a Frost Oct 15, 2018

🕔Oct 15, 2018As the weather moderates and temperatures turn cooler alfalfa growers must remain vigilant in monitoring newly planted and existing alfalfa stands for fall armyworm (FAW) presence. Reports from late August […]

Georgia Sorghum: Crop Heading – Scout for Midge Oct 5, 2018

🕔Oct 5, 2018Grain sorghum planted after watermelons are looking great. These are 15 inch rows with two different plantings because of rain. It’s starting to head out now, but is very early […]

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