Georgia Peanuts: Large Numbers of VBC – Also, Scout for Lessers Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019Velvetbean caterpillars (VBC) have arrived in large numbers in some Georgia peanut fields over the past couple weeks. Peanuts that are 70 to 90 days after planting are likely to […]

Georgia Peanuts: Insect Activity Picking Up Jul 30, 2018

🕔Jul 30, 2018Insect activity is beginning to pick up in some of our Georgia peanut fields, and now is a really good time for growers who may not have a consultant or […]

Alabama: Crop Insect Pests Will Live On After Cold Weather Jan 30, 2018

🕔Jan 30, 2018Like most pests plaguing the home, many crop insect pests will survive the frigid winter weather. Dr. Ron Smith, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist, said Alabama has experienced cold winters down […]

Alabama: Scout Late-Soybeans for Loopers, Whiteflies a Threat to Cotton Aug 30, 2017

🕔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 […]

South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet Aug 18, 2017

🕔Aug 18, 2017Justin Ballew, county agent covering Dillon and Marion Counties, reported that he is “seeing loopers build in places. Not many fields at threshold levels, but some folks are making some […]

Alabama Cotton, Soybeans: Moth Numbers Still on the Rise, Scouting Fields Important Before Spraying Aug 11, 2017

🕔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: Insects Quiet, but Keep Scouting Fields Aug 1, 2017

🕔Aug 1, 2017Things have been relatively quiet in terms of insect pressure in most peanut fields so far in 2017, but that could change quickly. I have been getting reports of heavy […]

Oklahoma Soybeans: Identify Defoliators Before You Spray Sep 16, 2016

🕔Sep 16, 2016Caterpillars are feeding on Oklahoma soybeans, but producers need to identify which type of pest is ruining their crop before spraying. Soybeans come with their own villainous Rogue’s Gallery when […]

Georgia Peanuts: Insect Pressure Generally Light but Beware Potential Threats Aug 10, 2016

🕔Aug 10, 2016Drs. Monfort, Srinivasan, and I spent several days last week walking peanut fields to get a measure of how severe tomato spotted wilt is in this year’s crop. Incidence of […]

South Carolina Soybeans: Pests and Diseases to Keep an Eye On Sep 4, 2015

🕔Sep 4, 2015We have soybeans in a wide range of stages right now from R2-R6 and a few scattered field that were planted real late.  Since we’re mostly in the reproductive stages […]

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