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 […]

Illinois: Corn Rootworms – Amid Bt Resistance, What Control Options Work? Jan 30, 2019

🕔Jan 30, 2019
Producers across east-central Illinois have enjoyed low western corn rootworm pressure for several years, due to a combination of saturating rains during rootworm egg hatch and widespread use of Bt […]

Illinois Bt Corn: Rootworm Resistance? You Still Have Options Jan 21, 2019

🕔Jan 21, 2019
The development of resistance to Bt Cry toxins by the western corn rootworm is a growing concern, highlighted by the recent confirmation of field-evolved resistance to Cry34/35Ab1 in Iowa. Across […]

Illinois Soybeans: Dectes Stem Borer and Lodged Plants Nov 29, 2018

🕔Nov 29, 2018
Many soybean growers have had problems with lodging at harvest this year. The primary culprit for this (as for many of our woes this fall) was the extended period of […]

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