Georgia Cotton: Scout ALL Fields for Corn Earworm

🕔Jul 17, 2018Bt cotton technologies have allowed cotton growers to significantly reduce insecticide inputs for caterpillar pests. However Bt cotton is not and has never been immune to corn earworm (CEW). Since […]

Georgia Peanuts: Scout for Lesser Cornstalk Borer, Southern Corn Rootworm

🕔Jun 19, 2018In spite of the consistent rainfall that much of Georgia’s peanut growing region received from mid-May through early June, I have received several reports of fields at threshold for lesser […]

Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

🕔Sep 8, 2017A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide […]

Alabama Peanuts: Weather and Insects – Major Shifts in Pest Activity, Abundance

🕔Sep 5, 2017This report is based on continuous insect monitoring information (May to August) using sticky wing pheromone traps. In this article we have also compared insect counts from 2016 (a drought […]

South Carolina Soybeans: Lots of Loopers and Stink Bugs

🕔Sep 1, 2017News from Around the State I collected hundreds of soybean loopers yesterday with Hannah Mikell, county agent in Clarendon County, and Cag Brunson, producer near Summerton, SC (thanks for the […]

Alabama: Scout Late-Soybeans for Loopers, Whiteflies a Threat to Cotton

🕔Aug 30, 2017During the 3rd week of August cotton bollworm (CBW) moth trap catch numbers increased significantly over the previous week in Baldwin and Escambia Counties and declined in Autauga and Limestone […]

Alabama Cotton: Bug Clean Up Spray Advised for Fields in 4th-5th Week of Bloom

🕔Aug 1, 2017What are we currently finding in Alabama cotton fields? Plant bugs, both the tarnished and clouded species, have finally reached threshold or treatment levels in April planted fields that have […]

Alabama: When in Drought, Don’t Forget to Scout!

🕔Jan 9, 2017This article should appeal to a wide range of producers across Alabama. Year 2016 was an interesting year that started with a very wet spring followed by a drought that […]

Alabama Peanuts: Lots of Thrips, Other Pests on the Rise

🕔Jun 9, 2016Many sucking insect pests attack peanuts grown across the southeast. Untreated research plots in Alabama showed a high number of thrips; feeding and leaf distortion was more severe on the […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Corn Earworm Management

🕔Aug 6, 2015Corn earworm/tobacco budworm can defoliate soybeans, but are more serious pests of seeds forming in the pod. They should never be sprayed at flowering, but should be controlled when pods […]

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