North Carolina Soybeans: Early Season Kudzu Bug Management Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
I tweeted last month that there was no shortage of kudzu bugs around and that I expected some beans to be sprayed. However, I was expecting sprays in July and […]

South Carolina Cotton, Soy: Pest Lineup For Mid-May May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
Cotton and soybeans are popping up all across South Carolina and Clemson University Extension Service specialists say these major crops are susceptible to hungry insect pests. Cotton insect report Charles […]

North Carolina Soybeans: When to Treat Kudzu Bugs Sep 11, 2019

🕔Sep 11, 2019
Kudzu bugs have been a no-show since 2013, but are widespread at low levels this year. A lot of folks are wondering if they should treat, justifiably so, since our […]

Tennessee: Insect Control – Last Week for Cotton, Not So Much for Soybeans Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019
Even for our latest cotton, given an average frost date of around October 15, this is the last week you can likely justify insecticide applications to cotton. We’ve had a […]

Tennessee Soybeans, Cotton: What Pests Are Present? Aug 2, 2019

🕔Aug 2, 2019
I don’t think I have had a call about soybean all week, but my observations suggest we need to be scouting for stink bugs in our earliest beans, and in […]

Tennessee: Abundance of Stink Bugs in Cotton, Soybeans; Expect Rise in Kudzu Bugs Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019
Overall 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, 2018

🕔Jul 11, 2018
Having 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, 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018
A 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, 2017

🕔Sep 8, 2017
Many 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, 2017

🕔Aug 18, 2017
Justin 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 […]

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