Louisiana Soybeans, Cotton: Look Out for Caterpillars; Bollworms Spreading Across Midsouth Aug 19, 2022

    🕔Aug 19, 2022
    Lepidopteran Pests of Soybean As we approach late into the summer, we should be on the lookout for late-season lepidopteran pests of soybean. Soybean loopers (Fig. 1A) can build large […]

    North Carolina Soybeans: Should You Control Corn Earworm Differently in With Indeterminate, Determinate Growth Habits? Aug 12, 2022

    🕔Aug 12, 2022
    Corn earworm, also known as bollworm and tomato fruitworm, is an important pest that causes economic damage to a wide variety of globally important crops, such as corn, cotton, sorghum, […]

    North Carolina: Earworm Populations Heavy in Corn. What Does That Mean for Cotton, Soybeans? Jun 28, 2022

    🕔Jun 28, 2022
    Corn earworm (aka bollworm, podworm, tomato fruitworm) populations are much higher in corn than usual. Corn is a nursery crop for this pest and high populations in corn generally mean […]

    North Carolina: Corn Earworms – Targeting Overwintering Pupae Could Reduce Pest Numbers Apr 22, 2022

    🕔Apr 22, 2022
    Corn earworm (also known as bollworm) is a major pest of corn, cotton, sorghum, and soybean. Monitoring has traditionally focused on the adults using light traps, and counts of worms […]

    Bioinsecticides Spread Caterpillar-Killing Virus – DTN Oct 20, 2021

    🕔Oct 20, 2021
    Frank Appleberry has a list of things to apply each spring to his crop fields in Tillar, Arkansas: preplant fertilizer, preemergence herbicides and oh, don’t forget the liquid blend of […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Thrips Still a Problem in Later Fields, Be on Watch for Plant Bugs Jun 29, 2021

    🕔Jun 29, 2021
    General It was a hot, dry, week with high winds that hampered the last of our ‘catching up’ herbicide sprays, assuming our producers could find product to spray. The rollercoaster […]

    Florida Peanuts: Worm ID Is Essential for Control Jun 23, 2021

    🕔Jun 23, 2021
    Caterpillar sightings in young peanut fields have skyrocketed over the past week, with calls pouring into local extension offices. Some fields as young as 25 days after planting are exhibiting […]

    Bt Corn: Tighter EPA Regulations Are Pending Sep 11, 2020

    🕔Sep 11, 2020
    This week the EPA released a draft plan that essentially overhauls many of the regulations around insect resistance management (IRM) in Bt crops grown in the “cotton belt”. There are […]

    Virginia: Corn Earworm Moth and Results of an Insecticide Evaluation on Hemp Aug 27, 2020

    🕔Aug 27, 2020
    This article was co-authored by Virginia Tech Entomology Ph.D. student, Kadie Britt. Here are the corn earworm moth catch numbers from a handful of pheromone traps that we have set […]

    Iowa Corn: What Insects Are Active in Fields? Aug 14, 2020

    🕔Aug 14, 2020
    Caterpillars have been extremely active this year, especially in soybean. We suspect that late-season infestations of caterpillars in corn are no exception. These infestations are serious because these caterpillars feed […]


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