Michigan Corn: Identifying Late-Season Caterpillars Feeding

🕔Aug 16, 2019In the last two weeks, I’ve had many calls, texts and pictures of caterpillars in corn ears (hey, at least some fields have ears). It is important to correctly identify […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Good Growth in Heat, Mostly Quiet on Insects

🕔Jul 24, 2019General Status Hot with some of the first triple digit temperatures of the growing season. Which, despite being uncomfortable for humans, is what our late cotton needs, assuming it is […]

Bt Resistant Corn Borer on the Rise, Single Trait Hybrids at Risk – DTN

🕔May 17, 2019Scientists have found populations of European corn borer in Canada that are fully resistant to the Bt trait Cry1F, sold under the brand name Herculex I. So far, the discoveries […]

Nebraska: Western Bean Cutworm Webpage

🕔Mar 12, 2019We would like to introduce you to Western Bean Cutworm Central. This new webpage is designed to serve as a clearinghouse of information related to western bean cutworm biology, behavior, […]

Nebraska Corn: Which Bt Traits Do You Need to Buy?

🕔Nov 20, 2018When 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 […]

Pennsylvania Corn: ID Caterpillars Now to Prepare for Next Year

🕔Sep 21, 2018As the season begins to wind down, folks are scouting their fields to assess crop progress, which includes inspecting plants and opening husks. Some people are finding caterpillars in ears […]

Vip3a – Only Bt Trait Without Insect Resistance – How Long Will it Last? – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2018Is Bt broken for ear-feeding pests? And, if so, can we rescue it? Those are the questions that compelled EPA to convene a Scientific Advisory Panel in Arlington, Virginia, this […]

Ohio: Western Bean Cutworm Flight Past Its Peak

🕔Aug 7, 2018Western bean cutworm (WBC) adult moth catches decreased across monitoring counties in Ohio. For week ending August 4, 23 counties monitored 73 traps (Figure 1). Overall, there was a statewide […]

Indiana Corn: Distinguishing the Worms in Your Ears

🕔Aug 3, 2018Several caterpillars in the ear can be very similar in appearance and habits, so identification to species of some of the worms in ears can be tricky. Note that, in […]

Michigan Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Nears Peak Flight

🕔Aug 2, 2018Western bean cutworm is a pest of dry beans and corn that first migrated into Michigan from the western United States in 2006. Adult western bean cutworm moths emerge from […]

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