Oklahoma Sorghum: Management Considerations for Sugarcane Aphids

🕔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, […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids and Armyworms – Decisions…?

🕔Apr 30, 2019It’s that time of year! Several wheat pest problems are showing up as the crop progresses. Dr. Bob Hunger has already discussed the current wheat disease situation throughout Oklahoma. I […]

Oklahoma Sorghum: False Chinch Bugs and Headworms

🕔Jul 26, 2018We have received reports of false chinch bug, chinch bug and sorghum headworms infesting sorghum. We have already discussed chinch bug management here. As sorghum begins to head, make sure […]

Oklahoma Wheat: 6 Disease, Insect Considerations Before Fall Planting

🕔Jul 23, 20181. Planting date Much of the winter wheat in Oklahoma is sown with the intent of being used as a dual-purpose crop. In such a system, wheat is grazed by […]

Oklahoma Soybeans: Managing Pod-Feeding Insects

🕔Jul 11, 2018We have received scattered reports from NE Oklahoma of stink bug activity and foliage and pod-feeding caterpillars in soybean. As soybeans set seed and fill out, they definitely need protection […]

Oklahoma Sorghum: Chinch Bugs Present – What Should You Do?

🕔Jun 25, 2018Ph.D. student Jessica Lindenmayer reported finding chinch bugs in several of the sorghum fields as she was scouting this week. Historically, chinch bugs tended to build up in wheat, at […]

Oklahoma Cotton, Sorghum: Transform Receives Emergency Use Permits

🕔Jun 12, 2018The EPA has granted Oklahoma a Section 18 Emergency Use Permit (EUP) for Transform WG to control plant bugs in cotton, and in sorghum, to control sugarcane aphid during the […]

Oklahoma Sorghum: Be Ready for Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Apr 30, 2018Soil temperatures are finally warm enough to plant sorghum. One pest that continues to be of concern to sorghum growers is the sugarcane aphid. This insect is here to stay, […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Fall Armyworms Are Present, Look Closely When Scouting Your Fields

🕔Oct 9, 2017Lanie Hale, from Wheeler Brothers sent a picture of “window paned” wheat from a field that he had scouted. He counted 3 fall armyworms per row foot from his visual […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Be Ready to Scout for Fall Armyworm!

🕔Sep 8, 2017Fall armyworm was a significant pest for producers in Oklahoma last year, and this year is setting up to be the same scenario. It is out in full force already […]

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