Corn: Know What You’re Buying in Your Hybrids – Handy Bt Trait Table Updated Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
The 2020 version of the Handy Bt Trait Table has just been published. This two-page quick reference guide lists the Bt and herbicide packages in all US field corn in […]

West Texas IPM: Sugarcane Aphids Arrive; Large Fall Armyworm Flight Jul 11, 2019

🕔Jul 11, 2019
Small colonies of sugarcane aphids have been found on grain sorghum in Lubbock and Hale counties in the last two days. Greg Cronholm, Independent Crop Consultant in Hale County, texted last […]

Texas: South Plains Scout School, Muleshoe, May 30 May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the South Plains Scout School May 30 at the City of Muleshoe Training Facility, 303 S. Main St. in Muleshoe. The Scout […]

Texas Bt Corn: Resistance in Rootworms – What Can You Do? Nov 19, 2018

🕔Nov 19, 2018
The August 25th edition of this newsletter discussed how our mCry3a Bt corn was no longer able to control western corn rootworm in an area from Hart, Texas, north to the […]

Bt Corn: Single Toxin Varieties Withdrawing from Market Nov 15, 2018

🕔Nov 15, 2018
Dr. Chris DiFonzo, Entomologist at Michigan State University and author of the Handy Bt Trait Table, and I got a note from a corn seed dealer a couple of weeks […]

Texas: High Plains Ag Conference, Lubbock, Dec. 7 Nov 14, 2018

🕔Nov 14, 2018
The annual High Plains Ag Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Dec. 7 and offer five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units. The […]

Corn: Bt Trait Table Updated in Time for Seed Selection Nov 13, 2018

🕔Nov 13, 2018
The Handy Bt Trait Table was updated in November 2018. The authors include Chris DiFonzo, Michigan State University, and Pat Porter, Texas A&M University. The table lists the types of Bt hybrids […]

Texas Panhandle: Corn Rootworm Show ‘Probable Resistance’ to Some Bt Aug 27, 2018

🕔Aug 27, 2018
There were a crazy lot of western corn rootworm beetles emerging from continuous corn fields this summer in the Texas Panhandle, and with seed purchase decisions on the horizon it […]

Texas Plains: Pest Activity Picking Up with Moisture Aug 1, 2018

🕔Aug 1, 2018
General Status The humidity has been up over the past few days and the region has received a widespread rain event. I cannot say the rain was all we were […]

Texas Panhandle: Bt Corn – What’s Up With All the Corn Earworms? Jul 26, 2018

🕔Jul 26, 2018
There are large numbers of corn earworm larvae in Bt corn ears in the Texas Panhandle, and some people are spraying in an attempt to control them. The first question […]

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