Soybeans: New Technologies Look Promising In Fight Against Nematodes – DTN Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
Luke Wilhite was born into soybean cyst nematode (SCN) management. By the time he entered the world in 1991, his father, Pete, had recently identified and gone to battle with […]

Corn Belt: Rootworm Populations on the Rise with Heavy Bt Resistance – DTN Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
After several years of low corn rootworm populations, the “billion-dollar bug” is catching eyes again in the Corn Belt. Populations of both western and northern corn rootworm are rebounding after […]

Bt Corn: Tighter EPA Regulations Are Pending Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
This week the EPA released a draft plan that essentially overhauls many of the regulations around insect resistance management (IRM) in Bt crops grown in the “cotton belt”. There are […]

Pennsylvania: Pest Species That Love the Heat Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
Some pest species of soybeans and corn thrive in hot, dry conditions; scout for damage from potato leafhoppers, grasshoppers, and spider mites in drought-stressed fields While much of the state […]

Nebraska: Japanese Beetles Emerging Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
Japanese beetle adults are beginning to emerge in eastern Nebraska. Their distribution has been increasing in Nebraska the last few years and they are being seen in corn and soybeans […]

North Carolina, Virginia Corn: The Threshold for Stink Bugs Is Changing May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
The threshold for stink bugs in corn is changing based on recent research conducted in both North Carolina and Virginia. These studies indicated that, while seedling thresholds were effective, there […]

Nebraska: Watch for Seed Injury from Corn Maggot May 27, 2020

🕔May 27, 2020
We have received several reports of injury from seed corn maggot that has reduced stands of Nebraska soybeans. The greatest risk for seed corn maggot injury is when a green […]

Texas Cotton: Time to Increase Defense Against Thrips May 27, 2020

🕔May 27, 2020
Cotton planters are rolling across the Texas High Plains. While lot of cotton seed will go into the ground over the next couple of weeks, some of the early planted […]

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 […]

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