Ohio Corn, Soybeans: Summer Crop Insects – What to Watch For Jun 22, 2022

🕔Jun 22, 2022
Almost every field season has its particular insect problems and surprising‘ gotcha’ moments (we’re looking at you, fall armyworm).  But there is a seasonality to our common insect pests in […]

Nebraska: How Have Cold Temps Affected Insect Overwintering? Mar 11, 2021

🕔Mar 11, 2021
With recent temperatures dipping below zero in Nebraska, agricultural professionals may be wondering if higher overwintering mortality will give them a break from insect pests during the 2021 growing season. […]

Iowa Corn: What Insects Are Active in Fields? Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Caterpillars have been extremely active this year, especially in soybean. We suspect that late-season infestations of caterpillars in corn are no exception. These infestations are serious because these caterpillars feed […]

Indiana Corn: Scouting Western Bean Cutworm Post-Whorl – Video Jul 24, 2020

🕔Jul 24, 2020
The vast majority of cornfields in the northwestern counties of Indiana have reached or have passed pollination. However, western bean cutworm moths are still flying and laying eggs. In the […]

Texas Plains Pests: Migratory Bollworms Remain an Uncertainty Aug 20, 2019

🕔Aug 20, 2019
General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […]

Michigan Corn: Identifying Late-Season Caterpillars Feeding Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
In 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, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019
General 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, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019
Scientists 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, 2019

🕔Mar 12, 2019
We 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, 2018

🕔Nov 20, 2018
When 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 […]

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