Michigan: How Will Wet Spring Impact Insect Pests?

🕔Jun 20, 2019I have been getting many questions (and theories) about the how the wet spring will impact insects. My thoughts are below, divided by insect. First, a plug for the upcoming […]

Tennessee: 6 Pest Issues to Be on Lookout For

🕔May 15, 2019Well it’s a start anyhow. Most folks are dodging weather trying to get seed in the ground. With limited crops emerged, it is not too surprising that I’ve not been […]

North Carolina Wheat: True Armyworms in Northeastern Fields – Time to Scout

🕔May 15, 2019Like 2018, true armyworm has been spotted in northeastern North Carolina wheat over the past two weeks. This infestation does not appear to be as widespread as last year, but […]

Tennessee Wheat: A Reminder About Armyworms

🕔May 3, 2019There have been a couple of reports of armyworms in wheat. Nothing crazy but much of the wheat is still in the milk stage and would be susceptible to excessive […]

Iowa: Aid Sought in Trapping, Monitoring Migratory Pests

🕔Feb 25, 2019The IPM team at Iowa State University has been monitoring for field crop pests for a long time. The target pests have changed over the years, but the goal always remains the […]

Texas Plains Pests: Increasing or Crashing, Depending on Crop Moisture

🕔Aug 20, 2018General Status Rain showers crisscrossed the region again in the past seven days bringing much needed moisture but unfortunately for several hotspots it came with severe and damaging weather too. […]

Iowa Corn: True Armyworm Scouting and Management

🕔May 22, 2018True armyworm is a migratory pest that arrives in Iowa from southern states and lays eggs on living tissue. Adult females are attracted to fields with green plants, particularly weedy […]

North Carolina Wheat: Time to Scout for True Armyworms

🕔May 16, 2018True armyworm has been spotted in northeastern North Carolina wheat over the past two weeks. This infestation is widespread, extending at least from southeastern Virginia to northeastern North Carolina. Given […]

Arkansas Rice: Time to Flood? Weather Causing Shifting Management Strategies

🕔May 11, 2018Crop Progress Flush’em if you got’em.  It’s hot, and it’s dry.  The current conditions of highs in the upper 80s to low 90s look to continue until some rain chances […]

Iowa Corn: True Armyworms Defoliating Seedlings

🕔May 27, 2015The true armyworm is a migratory pest from the southern U.S. that feeds on the leaf tissue of early and late vegetative corn. Adult true armyworm moths are attracted to […]

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