Michigan: How Will Wet Spring Impact Insect Pests? Jun 20, 2019

🕔Jun 20, 2019I have been getting many questions (and theories) about the how the wet spring will impact insects. My thoughts are below, divided by insect. First, a plug for the upcoming […]

Corn, Soybean Fields: A Wet Mess for Farmers is Paradise for Insects – DTN Jun 14, 2019

🕔Jun 14, 2019Turns out there are a few creatures out there that are enjoying the wet mess of the 2019 planting season. Some early season caterpillars and slugs are out and feasting […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Scouting for Early Season Pests After Late Start Jun 10, 2019

🕔Jun 10, 2019It goes without saying that this spring has been a challenge. With extreme planting delays throughout the state, crop development is well behind normal expectations, while insect pest populations have […]

Mississippi: Managing Slugs in Row Crops – Podcast May 23, 2019

🕔May 23, 2019Entomologists Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore and Don Cook join Bobby Golden to discuss snails and slugs in cotton.

Tennessee: 6 Pest Issues to Be on Lookout For May 15, 2019

🕔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 […]

Alabama Peanuts: Snails and Slugs – AnyOptions? Aug 6, 2018

🕔Aug 6, 2018There have been many producer complaints about snail and slug issues in row crops. Snails and slugs can cause direct crop damage and contamination in severe cases. Snails produce an […]

Alabama Peanuts: Insects Slowly Building, Keep Scouting Jul 20, 2018

🕔Jul 20, 2018Rains have continued for the most part in Alabama with almost none of the key peanut production areas marked as drought on the US Drought Monitor website. This is good […]

Ohio Soybeans: 4 Seedling Issues – Identifying What Happened Jun 12, 2018

🕔Jun 12, 2018It seemed to take forever this spring, but hopefully all of your soybeans are planted – for the first and only time.  Ohio’s biggest challenge is replanting; it is costly […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Pests Quiet, but Stay Vigilant Jun 1, 2018

🕔Jun 1, 2018This time of year, when corn and soybeans are young and vulnerable, insect pest and slug populations can do their worst damage. Last season at this time, slug populations were […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Black Cutworm Moths, Slugs Becoming Active May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018Now that Spring has arrived in earnest, various pest species are active and they should be kept in mind. These pests include alfalfa weevil, timothy mites, cereal leaf beetle, black […]

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