Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Grape Colaspis – A Pre-Season Primer Apr 17, 2019

🕔Apr 17, 2019Grape colaspis is a common insect, but it only occasionally affects corn and soybean production in Illinois. However, 2018 was that rare year where “outbreak” levels of infestation occurred in […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Biggest Pest Problem in 2018 Sep 18, 2018

🕔Sep 18, 2018As field and research season winds down, we’re able to finish collecting and summarizing data. One of our biggest summer projects is the annual corn and soybean survey. While some […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Increased Insect Densities Reflected in Annual Survey Aug 29, 2017

🕔Aug 29, 2017Thirty-six counties representing the nine crop reporting districts were surveyed at the end of July/beginning of August as part of our annual statewide corn and soybean survey. The surveys were […]

Illinois: Insects to Keep Watch for in Your Fields Jul 3, 2017

🕔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 […]

Louisiana Rice: Choosing the Right Insecticidal Seed Treatment Mar 22, 2017

🕔Mar 22, 2017Early season insect pests represent a consistent threat in Louisiana which can hurt the rice crop right from the onset of the growing season. Fortunately, farmers have several insecticidal seed […]

Arkansas Rice: Good Growing Conditions, More Planting Delays May 15, 2015

🕔May 15, 2015Planting Progress More rain the forecast for an already wet year.  While we were getting in desperate need of the rainfall we received last weekend, it looks like we’re in […]

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