Could we see more insect pressure in 2020 following this mild winter? And what species should worry us? Dr. Scott Stewart explains in this podcast. Listen.
The 2020 UT Cotton Focus is this Thursday. This year’s meeting will be held at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301) on Thursday, February 13th. The agenda can be viewed by clicking here. Registration begins at 8:00 AM with opening remarks beginning at 8:25 AM. UT Specialists will be presenting information on managing resistant bollworms and weeds, variety selection, new diseases, and economic considerations for 2019, among other pertinent information. The meeting will close with a provided lunch. Pesticide re-certification and CCA points will be available. Look forward to seeing you there!
Over the years and several times in the last month, I’ve had folks tell me how bad Dectes stem borer hurt their soybean yields. Almost without exception, they describe low yielding spots in their fields and/or weak, dying, and dead plants … and they found a lot of Dectes larvae in the stems. They are convinced the two are related and look at me like I’m crazy when I suggest they are not. Here’s what I know. Don’t forget to look at the photos included at the bottom of this article!
What do we know about the biology and pest status of the Dectes stem borer? Continue reading
Information related to row crop production will be shared during two UT Extension sponsored regional grain and soybean conferences on Tuesday, Feb 4th and Thursday, Feb 6th.