Alabama Peanuts: Insects Slowly Building, Keep Scouting

🕔Jul 20, 2018Rains 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 […]

Virginia Peanuts: Scout Fields for Corn Earworms, Tobacco Budworms

🕔Jul 10, 2018Peanut scouts in Suffolk today found fields with above threshold numbers of corn earworm/tobacco budworm (4 per row foot). Fields previously treated recently with chlorpyrifos may be at higher risk […]

Alabama Peanuts: Moth Activity Rising, Scout for Caterpillars

🕔Jun 28, 2018It 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 […]

Alabama Cotton, Soybeans: Moth Numbers Still on the Rise, Scouting Fields Important Before Spraying

🕔Aug 11, 2017Cotton bollworm (CBW) moth trap catches increased from the last week of July to the first week of August at the 4 sites available for comparison. However, CBW trap catches […]

Georgia Peanuts: Keep Watch for Foliage Feeders

🕔Aug 4, 2017We’ve been treating for worms in peanuts now. I’m seeing some loopers mostly. But there are reports of tobacco budworm, and I do see some TBW moths flying. We need […]

Alabama Peanuts: Decline in Moth Activity, Watch for Three-Cornered Alfalfa Hoppers

🕔Jul 28, 2017This report is based on sticky wing pheromone trap catches from 16 locations and direct crop scouting, along with information from producer calls. The overall population trends (see charts at […]

Alabama Peanuts: Management Options for Thrips, Early Caterpillars

🕔Jun 16, 2017Below is a brief discussion of the seasonal activity of thrips and some major caterpillar pests based on moth catches from sticky wing pheromone traps that have also been summarized […]

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Scouting Your Fields Is the Best Input You Can Apply

🕔Jun 8, 2017Cotton After the rains, cotton is growing rapidly now, and thrips will not be an issue much longer. Data from our planting date work with thrips showed that thrips numbers […]

Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Pests – What Can You Expect?

🕔Aug 30, 2016There have been several reports of armyworms and loopers over the past few weeks. Below is a brief discussion of the seasonal fluctuations in major caterpillar pests based on moth […]

Alabama Peanuts: Mid-Season Insect Pests to Watch For

🕔Aug 1, 2016There have been several reports of caterpillars and at least two queries about the lesser corn stalk borer over the past week. Let’s discuss some of the moth activity and […]

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