Mild winter weather, cool spring days and a handful of heat-filled scorchers combined to create an interesting situation with cotton insects this spring and summer. Alabama Cooperative Extension System crop […]
We have seen and heard reports of snails and slugs across the state this week (June 5th). We normally can expect some issues in cool, wet years and in reduced […]
Belowground insect pests can be challenging to control. In common field crops of Pennsylvania, they can occur in soybeans, small grains, or hay, but tend not to be too problematic […]
There are some basic management practices that can affect, sometimes worsen, and other times be used to reduce risks of insect pest injury.
With recent weather patterns, specifically high rainfall leading to wet soil conditions, some farmers have experienced damaging populations of slugs in their no-till fields. No-till fields are particularly affected since […]
Michigan: How Will Wet Spring Impact Insect Pests? Jun 20, 2019
I 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 […]
Turns 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 […]
It 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
Entomologists 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
Well 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 […]