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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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Pheromone Trap Counts, August 14, 2015

Pheromone Trap Counts, August 14, 2015

🕔18:26, 14.Aug 2015

Bollworm counts fell some for the second consecutive week, a clear indication that the generation that developed in corn has mostly emerged and we are now in the larval stage of the next generation. Tobacco budworm were similar to the

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Terminating Spider Mite Sprays in Mid-South Cotton

Terminating Spider Mite Sprays in Mid-South Cotton

🕔07:40, 13.Aug 2015

There has always been a struggle with properly defining the correct cutoff for spider mites in cotton in the Mid-South region. For years we always loosely considered Node Above White Flower 5 (NAWF5 = Cutout) and 650 heat units the

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Soybean Loopers and the Effect of Defoliation on Yield

Soybean Loopers and the Effect of Defoliation on Yield

🕔12:43, 2.Aug 2015

We have been getting calls on loopers showing up in soybean for about 2 weeks. In recent days there have been reports of defoliation exceeding 20% or numbers exceeding threshold in some areas in the central to southern part of the state. The bulk of our soybean loopers typically show mid to late August or even into September so this is a little early but certainly not unusual. Soybean loopers are migratory and work their way north each year from southern latitudes. Early arrival could be due to a number of reasons.

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Pheromone Trap Counts, July 31, 2015

Pheromone Trap Counts, July 31, 2015

🕔17:06, 31.Jul 2015

Bollworm moth catches remained strong for another week as the generation that passed through corn continues to emerge. Continue to monitor for bollworms in all susceptible crops throughout the state. Tobacco budworm catches were a little higher in a few

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Bean Leaf Beetles High in Delta Soybean Fields

Bean Leaf Beetles High in Delta Soybean Fields

🕔14:03, 29.Jul 2015

Over the last week we have been getting a lot of calls about extremely high bean leaf beetle numbers. Most calls have come from the Northwest Delta region of the state. We have actually made bean leaf beetle targeted sprays on a number of acres in recent days. Yield loss is caused by defoliation and less frequently by pod feeding

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Pheromone Trap Counts, July 24, 2015

Pheromone Trap Counts, July 24, 2015

🕔17:20, 24.Jul 2015

Pheromone trap counts for bollworm were stable this week in the Delta while rising in the Northeastern region of Mississippi. Based on several weeks of fairly high bollworm moth catches, protection is likely needed in many fields against bollworm throughout the

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Pheromone Trap Counts, July 17, 2015

Pheromone Trap Counts, July 17, 2015

🕔17:58, 17.Jul 2015

After rising for several weeks, bollworm pheromone trap counts decreased some in the southern Delta region while slightly increasing in the hills and North Delta regions this week. This likely indicates that we are at peak moth flight for this

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Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, July 10, 2015

Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, July 10, 2015

🕔16:28, 10.Jul 2015

Bollworm trap numbers in the Delta and Hill regions have continued to increase some over what was reported last week. Southwestern corn borer numbers are still very high in some areas of the Delta and sprays may be needed in

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  • Pheromone Trap Counts, August 28. 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 ...
  • Pheromone Trap Counts, August 21, 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 ...
  • Defoliating Caterpillars in Peanuts

    We have had numerous calls over the last 2 weeks about caterpillars in peanut from all around the state. In every case, the calls have involved a complex of multiple species including bollworm/tobacco budworm, cutworms, armyworms, saltmarsh caterpillar, loopers, and rednecked peanut worm. ...
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    Mississippi State University will host its 3rd Annual Sweetpotato Field Day Thursday August 27 at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station (8320 Hwy 15 S., Pontotoc, MS 38863).  Registration is ...

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