Minnesota Soybeans: 3 Tips for Insecticide-Resistant Soybean Aphid Management

🕔Mar 16, 2018Insecticide-resistant soybean aphids have emerged as a new challenge to growers in Minnesota and neighboring states. In a new Extension publication, we suggest strategies for managing soybean aphids resistant to […]

Virginia Cotton: In-Furrow, Seed Treatments – Is Change Coming?

🕔Mar 16, 2018The options for in-furrow and seed treatment plant protection from thrips, nematodes, and disease offers producers a lot of choice.  We pushed the easy button for the first 20 years […]

Georgia Cotton: Nematodes Waking Up with Warmer Temps

🕔Mar 14, 2018Mother Nature’s freezing January temperatures reduced nematode buildup in southern Georgia fields. But warmer temperatures this spring could spark nematode activity, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist […]

GMO Corn Keeps Pests From Its Unmodified Neighbors, Study Finds

🕔Mar 14, 2018Field corn, genetically modified to produce a toxin that kills its most persistent pest, also benefits nearby, unmodified crops vulnerable to the same pest, according to a study published today […]

Nebraska: Wheat Stem Maggot in Corn – Scout Your Cover Crop Fields

🕔Mar 12, 2018Last spring, we reported wheat stem maggot damage in corn fields that were previously planted to a cover crop in eastern and southern Nebraska. In most cases, cover crops (wheat […]

Texas Grain Sorghum: Hybrid Tolerance to Sugarcane Aphid Shows Dramatic Results

🕔Mar 12, 2018This is an edited version of a report first prepared for Texas Grain Sorghum Association’s “Sorghum Insider” (see other TGSA sorghum tips here)  Here we share results of different assessments of […]

Georgia Peanuts: In-Furrow Decisions – Velum Total and Thimet

🕔Mar 12, 2018UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait visited us for our Peanut Production Update. He talked about the decisions that we have to make before the furrow closes. Thanks to Turner […]

Illinois Corn: Managing Corn Rootworm Populations in 2018

🕔Mar 9, 2018Rootworm management is a yearly consideration for most corn producers in central and northern Illinois. Western corn rootworm is the primary pest species throughout most of the state, but areas […]

South Carolina Cotton: New Thrips Detection Tool Available

🕔Mar 9, 2018South Carolina cotton farmers now have a new tool to use in their fight against thrips. Jeremy Greene, Clemson professor of entomology at the Edisto Research and Education Center, said Clemson […]

Arkansas Sorghum: Managing Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Mar 6, 2018Arkansas grain sorghum acreage has varied dramatically over the last few years due to grain prices and more recently due to the threat of sugarcane aphid. In 2017, Arkansas producers […]

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