Texas Plains Cotton: Variable Rains Do Little to Alleviate Drought Jun 7, 2022

    🕔Jun 7, 2022
    General Status Our status is double dry with a sprinkling of relieving rain on top. How much rain was received in the last few weeks varies from field to field, […]

    Wireworms: How This Destructive Pest Plays the Long Game – DTN Jun 4, 2021

    🕔Jun 4, 2021
    Dan Lakey thought he understood the wireworms living beneath his wheat fields in southeast Idaho. After watching them return year after year, undeterred by his insecticide seed treatments, Lakey tried […]

    Nebraska Corn: Scout Emerging Crops for Insects; Don’t Assume Protection May 28, 2021

    🕔May 28, 2021
    As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, white grubs or other insects. A key distinction to be […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Heavy Thrips; Storms Bring Rains, Hail Jun 9, 2020

    🕔Jun 9, 2020
    General Status The biggest event of the week happened last night (June 4) with a rainstorm finally moving through the area. While widespread, rainfall totals varied from “at least we […]

    Texas Plains: Some Heavy Thrips Spots, Pillbugs Doing Damage – Podcast May 29, 2020

    🕔May 29, 2020
    Check out my latest audio podcast for Hale and Swisher counties.  It starts with the nearby area IPM agent Kerry Siders for Hockley and Cochran Counties and includes John Thobe […]

    Pennsylvania Corn: Managing Belowground Insect Pests May 7, 2020

    🕔May 7, 2020
    Belowground insect pests can be challenging to control. In common field crops of Pennsylvania, they can occur in soybeans, small grains, or hay, but tend not to be too problematic […]

    Texas High Plains IPM: Planting in Dry Conditions, Watch for Wireworms – Podcast May 7, 2020

    🕔May 7, 2020
    Blayne Reed discusses planting conditions and current pest concerns for the Texas High Plains in this IPM podcast.

    Tennessee: Thinking About Insect Pests During Planting Season Apr 3, 2020

    🕔Apr 3, 2020
    There are some basic management practices that can affect, sometimes worsen, and other times be used to reduce risks of insect pest injury.

    $20 Soybeans Might Justify Seed Treatments, New Study – DTN Sep 10, 2019

    🕔Sep 10, 2019
    Not so long ago, insecticide and fungicide use in soybeans was not very common. Even after soybean aphids invaded the Midwest, fewer than 10% of soybean acres received an insecticide […]

    Michigan: How Will Wet Spring Impact Insect Pests? Jun 20, 2019

    🕔Jun 20, 2019
    I have been getting many questions (and theories) about the how the wet spring will impact insects. My thoughts are below, divided by insect. First, a plug for the upcoming […]


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