Texas LRGV: Cotton Blooming; Sugarcane Aphid in Grain Sorghum

🕔May 31, 2019It’s been very hot, dry and windy (at times) across the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Temperatures have been in the high 90s and at night anywhere from 78F to 80F. […]

Grain Storage: What’s Inside Your Bin? – DTN

🕔Sep 20, 2018It may feel like only yesterday that you were doing spring cleaning, but the amber waves of grain outside my window tell me how much time has passed. Hopefully, all […]

Alabama Peanuts: Spider Mites Love a Drought – Insecticide Rotation Helps

🕔Jun 1, 2017Spider mites (specially the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae) is a regular occurrence in many row crops of Alabama. The 2016 drought really provided the perfect conditions for spider mites […]

Insecticide Resistance: Pyrethroids Up for EPA Review – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2017Pyrethroids are up for registration review by the EPA, and the agency’s most recent risk assessment of this group of insecticides has some industry players concerned.   The EPA’s preliminary […]

Soybean Aphids: 3 Insecticide Groups Face Resistance and Regulations – DTN

🕔Dec 12, 2016Soybean aphids are sneaky. Attacks seem to come out of nowhere, and recently, the pest has also sho wn an increasing ability to withstand insecticidal controls. That’s why entomologists such […]

Virginia Cotton: Worms, Worms, and More…

🕔Aug 17, 2016Worms are different this year, or maybe it is the first medium to heavy moth flight we have seen in a while. Another difference is less cutout cotton than normal. […]

Soybean Aphids: Midwest Pyrethroid Failures; the 250 Threshold Argument – DTN

🕔Aug 16, 2016Reports of pyrethroid failures against soybean aphids in Minnesota are surfacing once again. Last year, entomologists there confirmed a number of pyrethroid-resistant populations, not a surprising development given the pest’s […]

Pesticides in Bee Pollen Not Just From Commercial Agriculture, Says Study – DTN

🕔Jun 16, 2016Midwest honeybees have a smorgasbord of dining options, but corn and soybeans are not their first choice of entrees. Instead, pollinators make a beeline for clovers or find flowering weeds […]

Mississippi Wheat: Adding a Pyrethroid — Does It Pay?

🕔Jan 30, 2015Over the last several years we have seen a consistent response in wheat yield when a pyrethroid was used during the late winter months (late January-February).

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