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Posts From Fred Musser, Research Entomologist

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 25, 2017

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 25, 2017

🕔16:50, 25.Aug 2017

Bollworm counts held steady this week overall at a level about normal for this time of year. Some counties increased compared to last week while other counties decreased. Tobacco budworm counts were very low again this week, with no counties

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 18, 2017

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 18, 2017

🕔16:52, 18.Aug 2017

Trap catches were up sharply in the Delta region this week. We are now four weeks since the last large bollworm moth flight, so this increase in moth numbers is no surprise. Tobacco budworm catches remained extremely low in the

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, August 11, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, August 11, 2017

🕔10:14, 11.Aug 2017

Bollworm moth trap counts were lower in every monitored county across the state this week compared to last week and lower than historic averages for this time of year. Tobacco budworm moth catches were also low, so new bollworm and

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, August 4, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, August 4, 2017

🕔16:20, 4.Aug 2017

Bollworm trap counts rose in most counties this week, particularly in the Northeastern Hills region of the state. Numbers are typical for this time of the year and susceptible crops may need to be sprayed. Tobacco budworm counts were low

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, July 28, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, July 28, 2017

🕔10:37, 29.Jul 2017

Bollworm moth trap catches fell dramatically in the Delta region this week, signalling the end of moth emergence from the generation that developed on corn. There were still enough moths caught that susceptible crops can have an infestation, but pressure

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Heliothine Trap Counts, July 21, 2017

Heliothine Trap Counts, July 21, 2017

🕔14:29, 21.Jul 2017

Bollworm moth counts in the Delta rose dramatically during the last week, consistent with scouting reports, so growers should expect high egg and larval counts in susceptible crops. Every county averaged more than 100 moths per trap for the week

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 14, 2017

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 14, 2017

🕔15:17, 15.Jul 2017

Bollworm catches were higher at all Delta locations this week while holding steady in the Hills region. Tobacco budworm catches were low at most locations.

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Heliothine Pheromone Traps, July 5, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Traps, July 5, 2017

🕔16:38, 7.Jul 2017

Pheromone trap catches this week were similar to last week and about average for this time of year. Tobacco budworm catches were much higher in Northeast MS than in the Delta region, so growers around Noxubee and Lowndes counties should

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2017 Updated

🕔17:46, 29.Jun 2017

The trap catches for both bollworm and tobacco budworm were similar to last week which are somewhat low for this time of year. 

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 23, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 23, 2017

🕔14:16, 23.Jun 2017

With the exception of Washington County bollworm traps, counts were similar to last week at levels near or below historic averages for both bollworm and tobacco budworm. Therefore worm pressure in susceptible crops should be typical for this time of

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 16, 2017

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 16, 2017

🕔14:42, 19.Jun 2017

Pheromone trap catches for bollworm moths were down for the week compared to the previous week. These numbers were also down somewhat from long term averages in both NE Mississippi and in the Delta. Tobacco budworm catches were low in

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Moth Trap Counts for June 9, 2017

Moth Trap Counts for June 9, 2017

🕔17:41, 9.Jun 2017

Pheromone traps are up and recording data in a number of counties around Mississippi again this year. We will try to report the counts weekly to help you maximize your efficiency in scouting crops for worms. Pheromone traps can’t replace

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Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 10, 2016

Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 10, 2016

🕔10:31, 12.Aug 2016

Bollworm and tobacco budworm pheromone trap catches were overall similar to last week, and slightly above the long-term average trap catches for both pests at this time of year. This is the third consecutive week with strong numbers, so susceptible

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Bollworm and Budworm Pheromone Trap Catches, August 3, 2016

Bollworm and Budworm Pheromone Trap Catches, August 3, 2016

🕔14:51, 5.Aug 2016

Trap catches for bollworm remained high in some areas this week. Several traps caught more than 200 moths, while one trap in Washington County had 568 moths this week. Overall, moth catches were somewhat lower than they were last week,

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Bollworm and Budworm Trap Counts, July 29, 2016

Bollworm and Budworm Trap Counts, July 29, 2016

🕔17:29, 29.Jul 2016

Bollworm moth trap catches were up sharply this week, especially in the Delta. Catches of both bollworm and tobacco budworm are currently well above historical averages in most regions, so you should expect high heliothine worm pressure in attractive crops

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Pheromone Trap Counts and Assays, July 22, 2016

Pheromone Trap Counts and Assays, July 22, 2016

🕔13:51, 22.Jul 2016

Pheromone trap catches for tobacco budworm this week were at higher levels than normally seen during this time of year in all areas of the state. Bollworms were back down some this week after being quite high in some regions

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 22, 2016

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 22, 2016

🕔16:41, 24.Jun 2016

In the Delta, trap catches of corn earworm and tobacco budworm were similar to last week, which is lower than average for this time of year. However, in the Northeastern Hills, tobacco budworm catches were higher while bollworm catches were

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 18, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 18, 2016

🕔22:40, 17.Jun 2016

Overall, southwestern corn borer traps remained low throughout the state. However, one trap in Leflore county captured 178 moths over a 7 day period. Although they do not appear to be widespread, this indicates that there may be pockets with

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 15, 2016

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 15, 2016

🕔15:31, 17.Jun 2016

This week’s trap counts were similar to slightly higher than last week and last year for both bollworm and tobacco budworm. However, they are simlar to lower than long term average trap counts for this time of year. Corn is

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 11, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 11, 2016

🕔18:29, 10.Jun 2016

All southwestern corn borer trapping locations did not report this week, but numbers were very low across the state. The highest numbers were in the south Delta, but still well below threshold with the highest number being 22 in one trap

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Insect Trap Counts, June 8, 2016

Insect Trap Counts, June 8, 2016

🕔17:15, 10.Jun 2016

Bollworm trap counts were somewhat lower this week in all counties except Lowndes. Tobacco budworm counts were slightly higher than last week, especially in the northeastern Hills region, but still not very high. Most corn is at or approaching pollination,

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 1, 2016

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 1, 2016

🕔15:12, 3.Jun 2016

It is once again time to start posting pheromone trap results to assist you in making insect management decisions. This year we have 3-4 bollworm and 3-4 tobacco budworm pheromone traps in 5 Delta counties and 3 Northeastern Hill counties

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2016 Insect Control Guide Now Available

2016 Insect Control Guide Now Available

🕔07:59, 16.Dec 2015

The 2016 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops is now available online. Hard copies will be available in January. Notable changes this year include the removal of pyrethroid insecticides for bollworm control in all crops due to resistance and poor

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Pheromone Trap Counts, August 28. 2015

Pheromone Trap Counts, August 28. 2015

🕔15:48, 28.Aug 2015

Bollworm trap catches remained similar to last week, which is somewhat lower than average for this time of year. Tobacco budworm trap catches were somewhat higher this week. As most crops are now beyond the vulnerable window for damage from

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Pheromone Trap Counts, August 21, 2015

Pheromone Trap Counts, August 21, 2015

🕔17:07, 21.Aug 2015

Bollworm moth trap catches were slightly higher in most counties this week but are generally lower than average counts for this time of year. Tobacco budworm moths continued to be caught at relatively low levels. Continue to monitor susceptible fields

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