Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Scout Drought-Stressed Crops for Mites Aug 8, 2018

🕔Aug 8, 2018
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, southeastern and south central Iowa are experiencing prolonged heat and moisture stress. In early August, there were twospotted spider mites detected in corn and beans. […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Control Options for Twospotted Spider Mites Aug 4, 2017

🕔Aug 4, 2017
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of Iowa is still considered abnormally dry. Twospotted spider mites are erratic pests in some corn and soybean fields right now, particularly in […]

Miticide Resistance in Two Spotted Spider Mite – 6 Management Tips Sep 16, 2016

🕔Sep 16, 2016
Two spotted spider mite (TSSM) is a global pest infesting a wide variety of crops.  TSSM adapts to new hosts very quickly compared to other arthropods and this ability is […]

Georgia Peanuts: Watch for Developing Spider Mite Infestations Aug 17, 2016

🕔Aug 17, 2016
Few pests of peanut are as dreaded or as difficult to control as the two spotted spider mite. Spider mites generally start to show up in peanut fields in late […]

Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: Managing Spider Mites Aug 15, 2016

🕔Aug 15, 2016
Spider mite damage to corn and soybeans is being reported in Nebraska. The following story addresses management. The companion story, Identifying Spider Mite Damage and the Species Responsible, includes a […]

Iowa Soybeans: Heavy Spider Mite Populations Reported, Scout Fields Now Jul 7, 2016

🕔Jul 7, 2016
A few places in southeastern Iowa and surrounding states have already reported heavy twospotted spider mite populations with prolonged feeding in soybean this year. I recommend scouting corn and soybean […]

Managing Weeds Now Could Lower Pest Pressure In 2016 Oct 23, 2015

🕔Oct 23, 2015
Fall burndown herbicide treatment doesn’t just control winter annual weeds but also eliminates a key food source for overwintering bugs.

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