Category Archives: Insects

Plant Bugs and Cutout – When to Relax

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

Reports are variable but many are seeing a large increase in the numbers of tarnished plant bugs in cotton, especially nymphs. It is disheartening when populations actually increase 5-7 days after an application was made, but this doesn’t generally indicate a insecticide failure. For example, we rated a test Continue reading

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Fall Armyworms in Pastures

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

Below is a repeat of an article written in 2014, and this is just a reminder to be checking your pasture grasses for infestations of fall armyworms. I’ve received several reports of treatable infestations occurring in Bermudagrass. Continue reading

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Pesticide Points and CEUs at Milan No-Till Field Day

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2016No Till Logo Finalhigh resCommercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Points can be obtained in C1, C10 and C12. Seven points will be available in each category. A total of 13 Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Units will also be available. See the complete breakdown here.

 

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Spider Mites and Plant Bugs in Cotton

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Spider Mites and Plant Bugs in Cotton

It’s shaping up to be a busy year managing plant bugs, but I’m also seeing and hearing about spider mites in some fields. I’ve previously discussed insecticide selection for plant bugs (see linked articles below). Now that almost all of the cotton is blooming, you should begin focusing on immature plant bugs when you sample. I prefer using Continue reading

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Online Insect Scouting Videos

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Online Insect Scouting Videos

I just wanted two remind folks that we have some good video resources to help you better manage insects in your crops. With one exception, these videos are about 10 minutes in length and focus on the most likely problems you will encounter. Continue reading

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Southwestern Corn Borers in Corn

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Southwestern Corn Borers in Corn

Below is an exact repeat of an article last year, actually on the same date, which is reminder that our first and second generation flights of southwestern corn borer (SWCB) tend to occur at the same time each year. Continue reading

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