Oklahoma Soybeans: Managing Pod-Feeding Insects

🕔Jul 11, 2018We have received scattered reports from NE Oklahoma of stink bug activity and foliage and pod-feeding caterpillars in soybean. As soybeans set seed and fill out, they definitely need protection […]

Alabama Cotton: Got Grasshoppers? Here’s What You Should Know.

🕔May 30, 2018Grasshoppers have been a sporadic pest of seedling cotton for 10 or more years. In fields with historical grasshopper problems, growers may want to take a more preventative approach by adding […]

Texas West Plains: Crops Look Good, Limited Insect Presence

🕔Jul 28, 2017Current Crop and Pest Situation I am somewhat encouraged by the way many acres of crops have grown off here in July. And as I write this newsletter we have […]

Texas Field Reports: Forage Pests Active in Improved Pastures

🕔Jul 18, 2017Forage producers should be on the watch for and ready to act against two pests known for decimating hay fields – fall armyworms and Bermudagrass stem maggots, said a Texas […]

Texas Plains: Widespread Beneficial Rains; Insect Pressure Remains Light

🕔Jul 11, 2017General Situation We were blessed with area wide rainfalls on multiple occasions late last week and through early and mid-week this week. Those that were not wholly blessed by the […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Keep an Eye for Grasshoppers

🕔Jun 21, 2017Early planted cotton with adequate soil moisture should now be safe from thrips damage. However, fields with less than 4-5 true leaves/plant should be continued to scout for thrips. Normally, […]

Delaware Soybeans: Early Season Pests to Watch For

🕔Jun 16, 2017Scout soybeans for early season pests including grasshoppers, bean leaf beetles, slugs, and deer. Continue to sample fields for slugs and other defoliators. The past few weeks, I have seen […]

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Scout Fields for Plant Bugs, Kudzu Bugs, and Alfalfa Hoppers

🕔Jun 14, 2017Andrew Warner, county agent in Hampton County, observed some kudzu bugs in soybeans this week. As I mentioned last week, the fungus Beauveria bassiana has greatly reduced numbers of kudzu […]

Texas Panhandle: Grasshoppers, Thrips Threaten Crops

🕔Jun 5, 2017Two insects threatening Texas Panhandle crops may require treatment, but definitely need to be monitored in young cotton, corn and sorghum crops, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. […]

Alabama Cotton: Thrips and Grasshoppers Need Attention

🕔May 9, 2017Early season cotton seedling insect activity is heating up. Both grasshoppers and thrips need attention this week (May 8-12).

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