$20 Soybeans Might Justify Seed Treatments, New Study – DTN Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019Not so long ago, insecticide and fungicide use in soybeans was not very common. Even after soybean aphids invaded the Midwest, fewer than 10% of soybean acres received an insecticide […]

Michigan: How Will Wet Spring Impact Insect Pests? Jun 20, 2019

🕔Jun 20, 2019I have been getting many questions (and theories) about the how the wet spring will impact insects. My thoughts are below, divided by insect. First, a plug for the upcoming […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Time to Scout for Thrips, Wireworms May 22, 2019

🕔May 22, 2019With the cotton planting in full swing and the early-planted crop making its way up, it is time to begin scouting for early-season insect pests. Wireworms are a growing problem […]

Arkansas Cotton, Rice, Soy: Insecticide Seed Treatment Options Apr 4, 2019

🕔Apr 4, 2019Cotton Stalk destruction deadline is April 15!! Driving around the Delta we’ve seen several fields where cotton stalks are still standing. The deadline for stalk destruction is April 15. This […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Heat – Thrips – Stand Issues Jun 12, 2018

🕔Jun 12, 2018General Status Hot and dry environmental conditions are still predominating our world and remain our main obstacle to overcome. Some of us did receive relief last night with the arrival […]

Ohio Soybeans: 4 Seedling Issues – Identifying What Happened Jun 12, 2018

🕔Jun 12, 2018It seemed to take forever this spring, but hopefully all of your soybeans are planted – for the first and only time.  Ohio’s biggest challenge is replanting; it is costly […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Wireworms, Thrips, Drought Stress Jun 4, 2018

🕔Jun 4, 2018Welcome to the 2018 growing season and another round of the Plains Pest Management Newsletter here to serve and update Hale, Swisher, & Floyd County with pest and crop updates […]

Nebraska Corn: Scouting for Insects after Emergence May 21, 2018

🕔May 21, 2018As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, white grubs or wheat stem maggot. Wireworms and white grubs […]

Texas Cotton: Wireworms are Tough Customers May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018I have received a few queries regarding wireworms lately. Here is some info to answer some of the common ones. What are wireworms Wireworms are a common cotton pest which […]

Texas Cotton: Wireworms in the High Plains a Threat to Establishment May 8, 2018

🕔May 8, 2018After being alerted to some potential heavy wireworm populations in the area by Dr. Pat Porter, District Entomologist, I have been making rounds behind the planter in some of the […]

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