Virginia Sorghum: Scout for Sugarcane Aphids, Corn Earworms Aug 2, 2019

🕔Aug 2, 2019Our first confirmed identification of white sugarcane aphid occurred this week. A BIG thanks to Laura Siegle in Amelia County for her vigilance and sharp eye. What does this mean […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Good Growth in Heat, Mostly Quiet on Insects Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019General Status Hot with some of the first triple digit temperatures of the growing season. Which, despite being uncomfortable for humans, is what our late cotton needs, assuming it is […]

Oklahoma Sorghum: Management Considerations for Sugarcane Aphids Jul 23, 2019

🕔Jul 23, 2019Sugarcane aphid has arrived in Oklahoma. Dr Norm Elliott, research leader at the USDA ARS lab in Stillwater and crew found it in Harmon, Jackson, Comanche, Kiowa, McClain, Caddo, Grady, […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Bollworm Season Arrives; Watch for Stink Bugs Jul 19, 2019

🕔Jul 19, 2019GENERAL Corn is drying down and getting close to harvest with a few fields that could be ready to go by the end of next week. Sorghum that was planted […]

Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Make an Appearance Jul 17, 2019

🕔Jul 17, 2019The sugarcane aphid (SCA) was spotted in Kentucky last week in Fayette and Monroe Counties on sweet sorghum. This invasive pest can cause up to 100% crop loss if left […]

West Texas IPM: Sugarcane Aphids Arrive; Large Fall Armyworm Flight Jul 11, 2019

🕔Jul 11, 2019Small colonies of sugarcane aphids have been found on grain sorghum in Lubbock and Hale counties in the last two days. Greg Cronholm, Independent Crop Consultant in Hale County, texted last […]

Arkansas Insects: Moth Numbers Spiking, Plant Bugs Moving into Cotton Jul 9, 2019

🕔Jul 9, 2019Soybean This past week much of the state saw a sharp increase in moth catches. This is right on time with our usual July 4th bollworm flight.  Most years these moths […]

Texas Mid-Coast Sorghum: Headworms, Stink Bugs, and Sugarcane Aphids Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019We have been finding Rice Stink Bugs, Headworms and Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum fields  of the Mid-Coast of Texas. Scout sorghum using a 2-gallon bucket and beat heads into the […]

Tennessee: Abundance of Stink Bugs in Cotton, Soybeans; Expect Rise in Kudzu Bugs Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019Overall plant bug pressure in cotton as average, although we are seeing a few more clouded plant bugs. We’ve also been seeing more than the usual number of stink bugs […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Fleahoppers in Cotton; Rootworm Beetles, Spider Mites in Corn Jun 27, 2019

🕔Jun 27, 2019GENERAL A heat wave moved in during the latter part of last week, but thanks to our wet spring crops across the area have withstood the temperature stress. Most of […]

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