Indiana Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Reported In Southern Counties Aug 27, 2021

🕔Aug 27, 2021
The sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), a relatively new pest of grain sorghum, forage sorghums, sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass hybrids and Johnson grass, first detected in Indiana in 2016, is making its presence known […]

Indiana: Soybean’s Wet Feet – Recovery or Rescue? Jul 9, 2021

🕔Jul 9, 2021
Early in June we were discussing the possibility of drought intensifying causing issues with stand establishment and early rooting and nodule development. However, we caught enough spotty showers to get […]

Indiana Corn: Switching To Hybrids Without Rootworm Protection For Late Planted Crops? Jun 9, 2021

🕔Jun 9, 2021
In some parts of the state, delayed planting – or re-planting – of corn is a reality. Some producers may be attempting to switch to shorter day hybrids, including some […]

Corn Belt: Be on Alert for Black Cutworms – DTN May 20, 2021

🕔May 20, 2021
How much corn could a cutworm cut if a cutworm could cut corn? Growers across the Midwest and Eastern Corn Belt will find out, as temperatures finally start climbing high […]

Indiana Soybeans: Seedcorn Maggots Damaging Early-Planted Crops May 18, 2021

🕔May 18, 2021
Multiple samples of seedcorn maggot damaged soybean seedlings have been submitted to the Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab. These damaged seedlings survived the recent snow and freezing temperatures, but not […]

Indiana Soybeans: Bean Leaf Beetle Feeding In Late-Maturing Crops – Video Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
The following video addresses bean leaf beetle identification, biology, and late-season damage to soybean while keeping the marketable portion of the crop foremost in mind. Shown are simple ways to […]

Indiana Corn: When Is Lodging Caused by Rootworm Feeding? – Video Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
With the recent heavy rains and winds in many parts of the state, it seems like a good time to talk about corn lodging. Corn lodging, during rapid vegetative growth […]

Indiana Soybeans: Armyworm Feeding After Cover Crop Termination Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Armyworm primarily feed on grasses. As seen in the past, and now being reported this spring, they will feed on no-tilled soybean into a cereal rye cover crop. Weeks ago, […]

Indiana Soybeans: Assessing Freeze Damage To Seedlings – Video May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
When a freeze occurs early in the spring after soybean fields have been planted, damage is dependent on many variables, especially the growth stage. Damage is possible to soybean not […]

Indiana Soybeans: Watch for These Late Season Caterpillars Aug 29, 2019

🕔Aug 29, 2019
The painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, is mostly orange mottled with black and white markings. This is a migratory species flying from and to Mexico and the Southwestern United States […]

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