Indiana: Did the Winter Kill Any Crop Insect Pests?

🕔Apr 27, 2018Purdue experts reported in the April 12 issue of Purdue Pest & Crop newsletter that due to the cold, wet start to April, not much is happening with most crop […]

North Carolina Corn: Time to Control Seedling Insect Pests

🕔Apr 20, 2018Almost no one scouts their corn until it is too late. While insecticide seed treatments work some of the time and for some insects, they can’t eliminate all problems. This […]

Cover Crops: Mixed Blessing When it Comes to Insect Populations – DTN

🕔Apr 5, 2018The cover crop fan club is bigger than you might realize. Some of the movement’s most ardent supporters are less than an inch long and boast six legs.  Insects love […]

Alabama Soybeans: Scouting for Insect Pests

🕔Jun 30, 2017Producers are making their way back into the field after more than two weeks of heavy rains and flooding. Many producers had to decide whether to continue with a damaged […]

South Dakota Sorghum: Wireworms Busy Reducing Stands

🕔Jun 16, 2017Sorghum and milo planting are well under way in South Dakota, and we are starting to receive reports of stand issues with some earlier planted fields. Upon inspection, these fields […]

Kansas Corn: Diagnosing Early-Season Growth Problems

🕔Jun 5, 2017Getting a good stand of corn, with vigorous early-season growth, is the first step in getting good yields. When adverse conditions, such as a hard rain or unusually cool weather, […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Managing Early Season Wireworms

🕔May 25, 2017It’s go time for the cotton planters on the Texas High Plains. Planter wheels are turning throughout the region with clouds and patchy rain loomed in the forecast. There has […]

Texas Cotton: Plains Weather a Mixed Bag, Crop Faring Mostly Well

🕔May 25, 2017General Status For the third straight year, cotton planting season for the Texas High Plains has been quirkily cool for extended periods bookended by shorter periods of the customary flash […]

Florida Sweet Potatoes: Wireworms Create Big Problem – What to Do?

🕔May 9, 2017Scientists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are helping state growers save money by managing wireworms in their sweet potato farms. Wireworms became a problem […]

Texas Corn, Sorghum: Scout Fields for Early Pests, Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Apr 7, 2017Some places in Hill County received over 2.5″ of rain this past week. Temperatures were mostly warm but with a few colder mornings Wednesday and Thursday. More rain is expected […]

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