The slow-rolling bête noir that was Barry was best summed up in a tweet by Stephen Hoskyn, who farms near Stuttgart: “Tropical Storm Barry is like that friend that comes […]
Soybean loopers have reared their ugly heads across southeastern and coastal Virginia this week. With many of us busy hauling corn, it is reasonable to ask – when can we […]
Soybean loopers have already shown up in coastal counties in higher numbers than usual. As this generation cycles through, we are seeing the next generation showing up in full force […]
August 26, 2018: So far numbers of acres treated for soybean loopers (SBL’s) are less than normal in Alabama but the recent statewide increase in SBL moth trap catch numbers and […]
Dr. Bobby Golden, Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist, hosts MSU entomologists Dr. Angus Catchot, Dr. Don Cook and Dr. Jeff Gore to talk about soybean looper management.
Insect pests are irritatingly unpredictable about when, where and how bad infestations will be. But there are patterns that repeat themselves annually.
It is time to scout peanuts again and prevent insect outbreaks with timely intervention! Excessive rain in May slowed moth activity, but we have detected a sudden increase in pest […]
Like most pests plaguing the home, many crop insect pests will survive the frigid winter weather. Dr. Ron Smith, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist, said Alabama has experienced cold winters down […]
Many crop pests did not survive the record cold temperatures seen in Louisiana in mid-January, which is good news for farmers who are preparing for the upcoming growing season. The […]
Many of our early soybean fields are turning yellow and came through the season not needing an insecticide application. However, many fields are no reporting high levels of kudzu bugs […]