North Carolina Soybeans: Do You Really Need an Insecticide Seed Treatment? Jan 3, 2020

🕔Jan 3, 2020
Note this article only applies to insecticides, not fungicides or nematicides. The evidence is overwhelming. Neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments do not provide a benefit in North Carolina. Most recently our […]

Florida Peanuts: New Nematode-Resistant Variety Gets On-Farm Trials Oct 14, 2019

🕔Oct 14, 2019
Peanut root-knot nematodes are one of the most prevalent and damaging pests in peanut production in the Southeast.  Crop rotation, use of resistant cultivars, and nematicide application are the primary […]

Texas Cotton, Corn: Bollworms, Bt Resistance, and Field Scouting Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019
Transgenic crops are an ever-evolving technology dealing with pests in the corn, cotton and sorghum fields in Hale and Swisher counties of Texas. Farmers began relying upon these technologies in […]

Michigan Corn: Identifying Late-Season Caterpillars Feeding Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
In the last two weeks, I’ve had many calls, texts and pictures of caterpillars in corn ears (hey, at least some fields have ears). It is important to correctly identify […]

Crop Protection Network Offers CCA Continuing Education Credits Jul 26, 2019

🕔Jul 26, 2019
The Crop Protection Network (CPN) is pleased to announce an addition to its collection of resources available to farmers, crop advisors and others involved in crop management and production. Certified […]

Ohio: Soybean Cyst Nematode – Samples Requested for Resistance Survey Mar 19, 2019

🕔Mar 19, 2019
Lots of news about Soybean cyst nematode at Commodity Classic a couple of weeks ago. We have continued support to run assays and education sessions for farmers throughout the region […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Aphid-Resistant Varieties Updated for 2019 Jan 15, 2019

🕔Jan 15, 2019
An updated list of commercially available aphid-resistant soybean varieties that are suitable to grow in Minnesota can be found in a revised version of an Extension publication titled, Aphid-Resistant Soybean […]

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 […]

Iowa Soybeans: Fewer, More Diverse Choices of SCN-Resistant Varieties in 2019 Nov 7, 2018

🕔Nov 7, 2018
Soybean varieties that are resistant to the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) have been a critically important tool for managing this pest. These SCN-resistant soybean varieties have allowed farmers to keep […]

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