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

🕔Sep 11, 2019Kudzu 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, 2019Even 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, 2019I 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, 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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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 […]

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