Midwest Corn: New Rootworm Trait Debuts – DTN Sep 30, 2021

    🕔Sep 30, 2021
    For the first time in many years, corn growers will have a new rootworm mode of action available to them next spring — a novel trait found in Bayer’s SmartStax […]

    Corn Rootworm: New Website Helps Growers Track This Pest – DTN Jun 25, 2021

    🕔Jun 25, 2021
    Knowing your rootworm risk level is about to get easier. A new website launched Thursday, Corn Rootworm IPM, which includes an interactive map of rootworm sticky trap results, for both […]

    Illinois: Soybean Gall Midge – Learn to Identify This Potential Invader Apr 21, 2021

    🕔Apr 21, 2021
    Farmers in several states to our west (particularly in eastern Nebraska) have been dealing with the soybean gall midge for several years. We have been fortunate to avoid this new […]

    Illinois Soybeans: Wrapping Up Insect Management – Pod, Seed Feeding Sep 10, 2020

    🕔Sep 10, 2020
    In terms of insect management, we are pretty close to the finish line for corn and soybean in Illinois. However, there has been a late-season onset of bean leaf beetles […]

    Illinois: Assessing Corn Rootworm Damage – Now is the Time Aug 19, 2020

    🕔Aug 19, 2020
    Corn rootworm activity, in general, appears higher in much of Illinois than it has been for the last several years. Along with higher activity, resistance to Bt traits in western […]

    Indiana Soybeans: Good Time to Scout for Spider Mites Jul 9, 2020

    🕔Jul 9, 2020
    Spider mites often show up when it’s hot and dry outside. Given our current weather (and the promise of more heat to come), it’s a good time to review our […]

    Illinois: Managing Corn Rootworm – Outlook for 2020 Mar 16, 2020

    🕔Mar 16, 2020
    Corn rootworm remains the greatest insect pest threat to corn in Illinois, despite low populations in recent years compared with historical averages. Resistance to Bt traits and crop rotation throughout […]

    Tennessee Soybeans: Dealing with Dectes Stem Borer – Video Mar 3, 2020

    🕔Mar 3, 2020
    A YouTube video from Dr. Nick Seiter from the University of Illinois that does a good job of reviewing this biology and management of Dectes stem borer in soybeans.

    Illinois Soybeans: Insects – What To Scout For During Pod Fill Sep 9, 2019

    🕔Sep 9, 2019
    At this point in the season, most of our insect monitoring efforts are focused on soybean. There are several pests that can damage soybean during pod fill, and proper scouting […]

    Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Scouting for Early Season Pests After Late Start Jun 10, 2019

    🕔Jun 10, 2019
    It goes without saying that this spring has been a challenge. With extreme planting delays throughout the state, crop development is well behind normal expectations, while insect pest populations have […]


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