Iowa Corn: Stalk Borers on the Move Jun 7, 2018

🕔Jun 7, 2018
Tracking degree days is a useful tool to estimate when common stalk borer larvae begin moving into cornfields from their overwintering hosts. Foliar insecticide applications, if needed, are only effective […]

Cover Crops: Mixed Blessing When it Comes to Insect Populations – DTN Apr 5, 2018

🕔Apr 5, 2018
The cover crop fan club is bigger than you might realize. Some of the movement’s most ardent supporters are less than an inch long and boast six legs.  Insects love […]

Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now? Jun 12, 2017

🕔Jun 12, 2017
Just a quick overview of some insect issues presenting themselves recently. True Armyworm Lots of reports of armyworm being found in wheat and corn. With reports of wheat harvest starting/getting […]

Nebraska: Which Bt Traits Do you Need? Mar 27, 2017

🕔Mar 27, 2017
When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure that you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits that you do not need […]

Corn, Soybeans: Stalk Borer – Border Plants Aren’t Safe Jun 10, 2015

🕔Jun 10, 2015
Wilt of a leaf or an entire plant may be the work of the stalk borer (SB), a distinctive striped caterpillar. SB larvae can attack over 150 different plants, including […]

Iowa Corn: Stalk Borers Begin Migration May 29, 2015

🕔May 29, 2015
Degree days are a useful tool to estimate when common stalk borer larvae begin moving into cornfields. Start scouting corn for larvae when 1,300-1,400 degree days (base 41°F) have accumulated. […]

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