Michigan Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Nears Peak Flight Aug 2, 2018

🕔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 […]

Ohio Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Moth Catches Increase Jul 27, 2018

🕔Jul 27, 2018Western bean cutworm (WBC) adult moth catches in our trapping network continue to increase. For week ending July 21, 23 counties monitored 89 traps (Figure 1). Overall, there was an […]

Texas Plains Crops: Drought Taking Toll on Plants and Pests Jul 24, 2018

🕔Jul 24, 2018General Status The persistent drought conditions are taking their toll. Most dryland fields are already few and far between but the areas within Hale, Swisher, and Floyd that have received […]

Ohio Corn: Western Bean Cutworm – Time to Scout – Video Jul 17, 2018

🕔Jul 17, 2018Western bean cutworm (WBC) adult moth catches in our trapping network are ticking up, with a noticeable increase from the week before. For week ending July 14, 24 counties monitored […]

Nebraska Corn, Soy: Western Bean Cutworm – Scouting and Treating Jul 16, 2018

🕔Jul 16, 2018The first western bean cutworm moths (Figure 1) were captured in University of Nebraska-Lincoln black light traps June 27 at Clay Center, June 28 at North Platte, and July 3 at Concord. […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Look for Soybean Aphids, Western Bean Cutworm Jul 5, 2018

🕔Jul 5, 2018Asiatic garden beetle adults Asiatic garden beetles (and Japanese and false Japanese beetles) pupated and are emerging as adults, i.e., grub damage has ended. In Asiatic garden beetle-infested fields, the […]

Nebraska: Degree-Day Models Predict Western Bean Cutworm Flights Jun 27, 2018

🕔Jun 27, 2018Introduction to Insect Degree-Day Models One of the challenges to controlling insect pests in field crops is knowing when the damaging stage of the insect will be present in the […]

Kentucky Corn: Scout for Western Bean Cutworm Jun 27, 2018

🕔Jun 27, 2018This week, a suspicious egg mass was found in a Daviess County corn field by a consultant who was scouting the field. The tentative identification of the egg mass is […]

Indiana Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Moth Season Begins Jun 22, 2018

🕔Jun 22, 2018Pheromone trapping began for western bean cutworm moths this week. Within just one day several cooperators were reporting catches This is just the beginning of an extended moth emergence and […]

Corn – Good News: Rootworm Trait Agreement; Corteva Agriscience and Monsanto – DTN May 18, 2018

🕔May 18, 2018Corteva Agriscience, the newly formed agriculture division of DowDuPont, will license two insect traits from Monsanto, an aboveground Bt protein stack and Corn Rootworm III, which contains an RNAi rootworm […]

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