Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Conducive Weather for Seedcorn Maggot, Slug Outbreaks Apr 14, 2022

🕔Apr 14, 2022
The rainy and cloudy weather we are currently observing in many growing areas of Kentucky may lead to outbreaks of seedcorn maggots and slugs in corn and soybeans. These pests […]

Mississippi: Cool, Wet Conditions Increase Slug Concerns May 18, 2021

🕔May 18, 2021
With cool wet weather this spring, we have received quite a few calls about slugs and slug damage in emerged crops. I suspect this will increase in more areas as […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Slow Planting Season Continues May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
The 2021 soybean planting season in Louisiana continues to be slow. There have been areas of successful early planting, but the majority of the prospective soybean acres have been delayed […]

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Conditions Suitable for Increased Mollusk Activity May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
Rainy and cloudy days with soggy and cool nights are favorable for mollusk activity. These conditions describe the current weather in Kentucky, which has been conducive to the damage these […]

Alabama Cotton: Controlling Early Season Pests Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
There are many risk factors associated with production agriculture—many of them including aspects that producers cannot control. Weather, rainfall and pressures from cotton pests are all factors with a large […]

Pennsylvania: Be Prepared for Slugs Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
In recent days, cool and wet weather across most of the state is creating what appear to be ideal conditions for slugs. In some parts of Pennsylvania, the development of […]

Alabama Soybeans: Early Season Pest Management Considerations Apr 22, 2021

🕔Apr 22, 2021
The temperatures are starting to warm up and planters are getting ready to roll. Although there isn’t a consistent insect pest of seedling soybeans (like thrips in cotton), Alabama producers […]

Alabama: Unusual Weather Gives Unusual Year for Cotton Insects Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
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 […]

Alabama Cotton: Slugs and Snails Raise Questions – Here Are Answers Jun 6, 2020

🕔Jun 6, 2020
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 […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Managing Belowground Insect Pests May 7, 2020

🕔May 7, 2020
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 […]

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