Texas Bt Corn: Resistance in Rootworms – What Can You Do?

🕔Nov 19, 2018The 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, 2018Dr. 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, 2018The 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, 2018The 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, 2018There 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, 2018General 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, 2018There 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 […]

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Arrives on Southern High Plains – UPDATE

🕔Jul 12, 2018Blayne Reed 7/12 – A quick update to the sugarcane aphid population watch.  Yesterday I did find and confirm the aphid in northwestern Hale County on seed milo.  The population was […]

West Texas IPM: Sustained High Numbers of Fall Armyworm Moths

🕔Jun 20, 2018This week’s fall armyworm pheromone trap graph appears below. The 7-year average for this week of June is 110 moths per week. This week’s capture was 707. This does not […]

West Texas Corn, Sorghum: Fall Armyworm Numbers Spike

🕔Jun 14, 2018It is mid-June, and I am pleased to report that there have not been any serious insect problems in corn and sorghum yet. Well, let me temper this by saying […]

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