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 […]
Alabama Peanuts: Snails and Slugs – AnyOptions? Aug 6, 2018
There 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 […]
Rains 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 […]
It 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 […]