Tennessee: Abundance of Stink Bugs in Cotton, Soybeans; Expect Rise in Kudzu Bugs

🕔Jul 5, 2019Overall plant bug pressure in cotton as average, although we are seeing a few more clouded plant bugs. We’ve also been seeing more than the usual number of stink bugs […]

Tennessee Soybeans: Few Insects Present, Don’t Stop Scouting

🕔Jul 11, 2018Having done several scout schools this past week and spending some time on the phone, there doesn’t appear to be any major insect pest problems in soybean at this time. […]

Georgia Soybeans: Natural Enemy Suppresses Kudzu Bug Population

🕔Jun 29, 2018A tiny wasp — known as “Paratelenomus saccharalis” — is cutting down kudzu bug populations and Georgia soybean farmers’ need to treat for the pest, according to Michael Toews, a University […]

Tennessee Soybeans: Kudzu Bugs and Loopers Present; Identifying Redbanded Stink Bugs

🕔Sep 8, 2017Many of our early soybean fields are turning yellow and came through the season not needing an insecticide application. However, many fields are no reporting high levels of kudzu bugs […]

South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet

🕔Aug 18, 2017Justin Ballew, county agent covering Dillon and Marion Counties, reported that he is “seeing loopers build in places. Not many fields at threshold levels, but some folks are making some […]

South Carolina Soybeans, Cotton: Building Looper Numbers, Keep Watch for Stink Bugs

🕔Aug 4, 2017Dr. Cory Heaton, former county agent and State Wildlife Specialist, reported sub-threshold but building numbers of soybean loopers in soybeans in Orangeburg County and up near Clemson. That is consistent […]

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Pockets of Pyrethroid-Tolerant Bollworms – Extension Comments

🕔Jul 28, 2017Collins Gardner, consultant in the Pee Dee Region, reported yesterday that he had a field of grain sorghum treated for corn earworm with a high rate of pyrethroid that controlled […]

Georgia Field Reports: Some Wheat Fields Lost to Rain; Hog Damage Increasing; Heavy Kudzu Bug Pressure

🕔Jul 10, 2017Crop Progress and Conditions for the Week Ending July 9, 2017. County Comments Eddie Ayers, Gilmer County Rain every day prevented harvest of several wheat fields which have now been […]

Tennessee Soybeans: Kudzu Bug Flight Underway … Don’t Panic! – Video

🕔Jul 7, 2017Kudzu bugs adults and egg masses are now easy to find in some soybean fields as adults migrate from kudzu. It’s currently too soon to spray, but this is something we […]

Florida Soybeans: 2 Good Reasons To Scout Closely

🕔Jul 5, 2017After a mild winter, with relatively few nights below freezing, it should be no surprise that insect populations are spiking early. One example of this is armyworms, which began showing […]

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