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Insect Trap Counts, August 29, 2012

Bollworm trap counts dropped slightly from the previous week in the Delta and Central MS regions while staying about the same in the Northeastern MS region. Tobacco budworm counts also dropped back some this week while beet armyworm counts were similar to the previous week. Most fields are no longer vulnerable to economic damage from these . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Counts, August 29, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, August 15, 2012

Tobacco budworm catches were up sharply this week, especially in the northern and central Delta region. Bollworm catches were slightly higher in all regions of the state. With higher tobacco budworm catches, the proportion of worms that are budworms in cotton and soybean is likely to be substantial, so the use of pyrethroid insecticides may not . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Counts, August 15, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, August 8, 2012

Bollworm pheromone trap counts were lower in all regions of MS this week and they weren’t very high before. Tobacco budworm and beet armyworm catches also remain at low levels. Unless something dramatic happens in the next few weeks, it looks like 2012 will be a light worm year . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Counts, August 8, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, August 1, 2012

Bollworm pheromone trap counts stayed at their relatively low numbers again this week. Moths are present in all areas of the state and larvae are being found in susceptible crops, but not at densities like the last few years. Tobacco budworm and beet armyworm densities are low, which is typical for this time of year and . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Counts, August 1, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, July 25, 2012

Bollworm counts plateaued throughout the state this week after rising the last two weeks. Bollworm larvae can be found in most susceptible crops, but pressure is still somewhat light compared to recent years. Tobacco budworm and beet armyworm pressure . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Counts, July 25, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, July 4, 2012

Bollworm pheromone trap counts remain at low levels throughout the state. They are so low that we are catching more tobacco budworms than bollworms, a very rare occurence for this time . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Counts, July 4, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, June 27, 2012

Pheromone trap catches of bollworm have been low all year and this week they were even lower. No individual trap monitored had more than 4 moths in it from the entire week. None were caught in the south Delta. Unfortunately, traps in the north Delta could not be checked this week due to a truck accident. Tobacco . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Counts, June 27, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, June 20, 2012

Bollworm trap counts remain low again in all monitored regions. Tobacco budworm and beet armyworm counts are also fairly low, so it appears that worm pests are not a major problem in MS cotton production at this time. Our best explanation of the low densities this year are better survival of predators and parasitoids during our . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Counts, June 20, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, June 13, 2012

Bollworm pheromone trap counts inched higher for a second consecutive week, but are still lower than normal. With much corn past green silk stage, bollworms in the region will be laying their eggs in cotton, soybeans or late corn. Tobacco budworm catches are higher than bollworm catches in the hills, so growers of non-Bt crops in these regions . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Counts, June 13, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, May 23, 2012

Pheromone trap counts for bollworm and tobacco budworm for the week are much lower than last week or than last year at this time, particularly in the Delta. Therefore, corn that is now silking may not have as much corn earworm (bollworm) feeding as frequently observed. However, with the warm temperatures, the current larvae and pupae will . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Counts, May 23, 2012