North Carolina Cotton: Increasing Thrips Damage. Is It Resistance?

🕔May 20, 2019Reports of thrips damage on cotton with an insecticidal seed treatment and/or in-furrow neonicotinoid (Admire Pro) have increased over the past week. Concern about thrips resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides (the […]

Texas LRGV IPM: More Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids Take Off in Sorghum

🕔May 17, 2019General Situation Hot and muggy this week as the LRGV received some rain on Monday and Tuesday and a little on Wednesday. Harlingen, Raymondville and Weslaco areas received anywhere from […]

Indiana: Should Insecticide Be Included With Burn-Down This Spring?

🕔May 17, 2019Moth flights for both black cutworm and armyworm have been impressive this spring. Unworked/untreated fields are plentiful, and so is the plant life, meaning that there has been no shortage […]

Canada: European Corn Borer Bt Resistance Confirmed

🕔May 17, 2019It was recently confirmed that European corn borer (ECB) has developed resistance to the Cry1F protein in Bt corn in Nova Scotia. More information on this issue can be found […]

Virginia Cotton: Transform Receives Section 18 Approval for Tarnished Plant Bugs

🕔May 17, 2019Virginia cotton growers can now use Transform to control tarnished plant bug in cotton in 2019 (June 1 – Oct 1). This product will allow us to rotate modes of […]

Texas Blacklands: Wheat Heading Towards Finish; Saturated Soils Affecting Cotton, Corn

🕔May 16, 2019GENERAL: Wheat is turning the last corner and headed for the finish line, with some wheat fields starting to turn last week. Most of the hard-red winter wheat fields in […]

Virginia Cotton: Thrips Dispersal and Foliar Sprays

🕔May 16, 2019Virginia cotton requires a thrips control product at planting to preserve yield and avoid maturity delays. This is especially true since the arrival of tarnished plant bugs. Any maturity delay […]

Virginia Cotton: Orthene Time, Priorities with Approaching Dry Period

🕔May 15, 2019Looks like we went into the refrigerator on Tuesday night and by Friday, its going to be full throttle Summertime.  There are several defining events for each cotton season that […]

Tennessee: 6 Pest Issues to Be on Lookout For

🕔May 15, 2019Well it’s a start anyhow. Most folks are dodging weather trying to get seed in the ground. With limited crops emerged, it is not too surprising that I’ve not been […]

Iowa: Black Cutworm Moth Counts Jump “Significantly” In Multiple Counties

🕔May 15, 2019This week we begin Week 7 of moth trapping in Iowa. Significant captures of black cutworm (BCW) have occurred in several counties during weeks 3-6 of trapping (bold and * […]

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