Fire Ant Colonies on the Rise in West Tennessee Jul 7, 2023
JACKSON, Tenn. — An Extension specialist with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) has observed a significant increase in fire ant colonies in West Tennessee, posing a threat […]
LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded an Imported Fire Ant quarantine in Arkansas to include seven new counties, bringing the quarantined area in the state to […]
Fire Ants Are Limiting Spread Of Meat Allergy Jun 25, 2020
Invasive fire ants with a nasty bite are limiting the spread of a dangerous meat allergy, new research suggests. But it’s not all good news, as the ants themselves can […]
Alabama: Fire Ants Causing Early Damage in Hemp Jun 18, 2020
Fire ants are active throughout the state and are causing damage to young hemp plants. For producers growing outdoor hemp in any capacity – including bare ground, plastic mulch, or […]
Georgia Pecans: Look Out for Fire Ants in Orchards Jan 21, 2020
The recent wet, unseasonably warm weather has lots of insects on the move. Most of them don’t matter much to pecan growers, but fire ants can be a different story. […]
Every so often, I get questions about reducing fire ant mounds in reduced-tillage soybean fields, particularly from the southern counties of the state where this occurs most commonly.
Flint on Crops: Summer Crop Challenges Jun 26, 2016
Just when we thought things were about to get easier for managing the crop the summer gauntlet of challenges is about to arrive. This fact is especially stressful since we […]
Some large thunderstorms passed through Merced Co. dropping some hail and rain, but water remains a concern. Growers should also be on watch for fire ants.
Fire Ants a Threat to Wildlife, Livestock Apr 28, 2015
Blake Layton grew up quail hunting in Simpson County and has seen the steady decline of quail as fire ant populations expanded across the state. Layton, an entomologist with the […]
Not all insect pests are equally affected by weather. Some are very tolerant of the cold while others take a hit during a hard winter.