Illinois Soybeans: Wrapping Up Insect Management – Pod, Seed Feeding Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
In terms of insect management, we are pretty close to the finish line for corn and soybean in Illinois. However, there has been a late-season onset of bean leaf beetles […]

Illinois: Assessing Corn Rootworm Damage – Now is the Time Aug 19, 2020

🕔Aug 19, 2020
Corn rootworm activity, in general, appears higher in much of Illinois than it has been for the last several years. Along with higher activity, resistance to Bt traits in western […]

Indiana Soybeans: Good Time to Scout for Spider Mites Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Spider mites often show up when it’s hot and dry outside. Given our current weather (and the promise of more heat to come), it’s a good time to review our […]

Illinois: Managing Corn Rootworm – Outlook for 2020 Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
Corn rootworm remains the greatest insect pest threat to corn in Illinois, despite low populations in recent years compared with historical averages. Resistance to Bt traits and crop rotation throughout […]

Tennessee Soybeans: Dealing with Dectes Stem Borer – Video Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
A YouTube video from Dr. Nick Seiter from the University of Illinois that does a good job of reviewing this biology and management of Dectes stem borer in soybeans.

Illinois Soybeans: Insects – What To Scout For During Pod Fill Sep 9, 2019

🕔Sep 9, 2019
At this point in the season, most of our insect monitoring efforts are focused on soybean. There are several pests that can damage soybean during pod fill, and proper scouting […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Scouting for Early Season Pests After Late Start Jun 10, 2019

🕔Jun 10, 2019
It goes without saying that this spring has been a challenge. With extreme planting delays throughout the state, crop development is well behind normal expectations, while insect pest populations have […]

Illinois: Wheat Insects – What to Watch for This Spring Apr 22, 2019

🕔Apr 22, 2019
Consider adding some insect scouting to your wheat management routine this spring if you are not doing so already. While damaging insect pest infestations are pretty sporadic in Illinois, missing […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Grape Colaspis – A Pre-Season Primer Apr 17, 2019

🕔Apr 17, 2019
Grape colaspis is a common insect, but it only occasionally affects corn and soybean production in Illinois. However, 2018 was that rare year where “outbreak” levels of infestation occurred in […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Temps Affect Pests, Pathogens? Feb 11, 2019

🕔Feb 11, 2019
Many in the Illinois agricultural community are wondering what effects the recent extreme cold might have on pests and pathogens. While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could […]

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