Tennessee: Soybean Looper Numbers Increasing Aug 29, 2022

    🕔Aug 29, 2022
    I’ve received several calls about looper numbers increasing in soybeans across West Tennessee. Numbers range from 3 per 25 sweeps to 25 per 25 sweeps. Treatment is recommended when defoliation […]

    Tennessee Soybeans: Stink Bug Numbers on the Rise Aug 22, 2022

    🕔Aug 22, 2022
    Insect infestations have been generally mild in soybeans thus far, but I am starting to get more calls about stink bugs and a few other pests. As other crops mature, including early […]

    Tennessee Cotton: Wrapping Up Insect Control Aug 22, 2022

    🕔Aug 22, 2022
    The bollworm flight has been in decline in several areas. Our trap catches have returned to single digits in several counties. A general decline in plant bug populations is also […]

    Tennessee Cotton: Bollworm Control Considerations Jul 31, 2022

    🕔Jul 31, 2022
    As of this week, bollworm trap catches across West TN are beginning to increase and moths are making their way into many cotton fields.

    Tennessee Cotton: Insect Control in Severely Drought Stressed Fields Jul 16, 2022

    🕔Jul 16, 2022
    Over the past few days, I’ve received several calls from growers and consultants at a crossroads about continuing to spend money on insect control in cotton. Much of the cotton […]

    Tennessee Soybeans: Spider Mites Infesting Fields Jul 16, 2022

    🕔Jul 16, 2022
    I’ve received a few calls about twospotted spider mite infestations in soybeans in West Tennessee. Spider mites usually are a minor issue in soybeans and  I’ve only seen two instances […]

    Tennessee Cotton: Spider Mite Numbers Increasing Jul 5, 2022

    🕔Jul 5, 2022
    I’ve received several phone calls about spider mites increasing in cotton around West Tennessee. Spider mites favor hot, dry weather and will often become an issue after plant bug applications […]

    Tennessee: 3 Soybean Scout School in July Jun 21, 2022

    🕔Jun 21, 2022
    UT’s Soybean Scout Schools will be held in July. These field-side programs cover the basics of soybean growth, scouting, pest identification, and general management.

    Tennessee Soybeans: Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers in Vegetative Fields Jun 14, 2022

    🕔Jun 14, 2022
    I’ve received several phone calls over the past few days about threecornered alfafa hoppers  in V-stage beans.  Many of the questions are related to the recent cotton injury that was […]

    Tennessee Wheat: Rice Stink Bugs – Should You Be Worried? Jun 1, 2022

    🕔Jun 1, 2022
    Rice stink bugs have to be present in extremely high numbers to cause  economic damage to wheat. There is no sweep net threshold for stink bugs in wheat and once […]


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