Texas: Bt Corn Update, and New Bt Trait Table Published

🕔Dec 11, 2017As final seed purchases are being made in the Texas Panhandle, here is a brief update on the status of Bt corn. But before your eyes glaze over from the […]

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

🕔Oct 17, 2017When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your […]

Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

🕔Sep 8, 2017General Status I would love to say the pest pressure is winding down as we slip toward fall. The problem is, the pest pressure isn’t really winding down at all […]

Indiana: Western Bean Cutworm – Resistance Confirmed

🕔Sep 8, 2017Although we have written about the topic in the past, it’s worth re-focusing on the Western bean cutworm (WBC) story for 2 reasons: ear damage is still evident and some […]

Indiana: Bt Crop Resistance is Expected – Steps to Limit Your Risk – Video

🕔Sep 8, 2017Recent reports of resistance to Bt crops in the western corn rootworm, western bean cutworm and other pests have raised fears of “superbugs” that cannot be killed using our established […]

Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

🕔Aug 31, 2017General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention […]

Texas Plains: Next Few Weeks Critical for Crop Yields

🕔Aug 8, 2017General Status Welcome back to crop crunch time. Planting, early season weed control, early irrigations, fertilizing, everything that our area producers have accomplished up until now has only been the […]

Indiana Corn: I.D. Worms in Silks and Ears

🕔Jul 31, 2017This year’s Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) flight in northern Indiana counties has been quite impressive. Though it is not over, by looking at the moth captures the past couple weeks […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Be on Lookout for Western Bean Cutworm

🕔Jul 26, 2017For about six years straight, Penn State Extension and the Department of Entomology trapped for western bean cutworm to try to understand the population dynamics of this species, which we […]

Indiana Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Flight Continues, Scout High Risk Areas Now

🕔Jul 21, 2017Western bean cutworm flight still impressive. Scouting for eggs should continue for fields not yet treated. Most Bt hybrids will not give control, scouting + insecticide treatment is only option. […]

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