Georgia Corn: Protecting Stored Grain

🕔Aug 7, 2019The key to storing grains and other commodities on the farm is to make storage conditions unfavorable for the survival of stored grain insects and molds. The following steps are […]

Virginia Cotton: When Can You Stop Spraying for Plant Bugs?

🕔Aug 2, 2019I made an error this week in my Southeast Ag Fax post and referred to the last spray date in cotton as “cutout.” What I should have said is, cotton […]

Virginia Cotton: Insect Decisions – Some Easy, Others Not So Much

🕔Jul 31, 2019July is going to finish out with nice spraying conditions with hot days and almost comfortable nights. That nice rain we got last Tuesday did it’s job by keeping our […]

Nebraska: Grasshoppers Return – Time to Scout Field Borders

🕔Jul 25, 2019Populations of immature grasshoppers are being reported in areas bordering crop fields in several parts of Nebraska. If these grasshopper species are one of the four major species that are […]

Minnesota: Soybean Aphids – 2 New Insecticides Available

🕔Jul 19, 2019Soybean aphids can now be found in some soybean fields, particularly in fields where soybeans were planted early. Generally, both the percent of plants infested and the average number of […]

North Carolina: Corn Earworms – Take Note of Soy Rec Changes

🕔Jul 17, 2019We have a number of effective insecticides for corn earworm in North Carolina soybeans. One of these is the insecticide chlorantraniliprole, which an active ingredient in Prevathon and Besiege. Because […]

North Carolina Cotton: Stink Bug Treatment Options

🕔Jul 9, 2019Folks have been noting a fair bit of stink bugs in cotton and earlier than normal this year. Below are tips for scouting and treating, including insecticide choice: Scouting Stink […]

North Carolina Cotton: Insecticide Recommendations for Tarnished Plant Bug

🕔Jun 7, 2019With more cotton starting to square, ALL cotton in the state should be scouted so that we maintain acceptable square load to bring us into blooming (see this previous article […]

Mississippi Corn: Bifenthrin Alternatives for Brown Stink Bugs?

🕔May 10, 2019Brown stink bugs have been treated on a fair number of acres of corn in the Delta this year. With the loss of Methyl, there are not a lot of […]

Mergers of “Big 6” Seed and Ag Chem Companies – Who Owns What Now

🕔Feb 19, 2019Six large firms dominated the sale of seeds and agricultural chemicals in 2015 in the United States and around the world: BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta.  Known […]

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