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
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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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
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
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
This is the first week I’ve observed a substantial number of kudzu bugs migrating from kudzu into soybean, so it is time for a few reminders.
We’ve had a recent spike of tarnished plant bug movement into cotton fields in many areas, and I’ve received a number of calls about what to spray. There are several options to consider. Once blooming has begun or when nymphs become more common, I suggest Continue reading