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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2013

Bollworm catches were steady to slightly higher this week compared to the previous week. Tobacco budworm catches remained relatively low, with more in Northeastern MS than in the Delta. As has been true every week this year, bollworm catches were higher than during the same week in 2012, but lower than the 5-year average for . . . → Read More: Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 21, 2013

Adult pheromone trap counts the last two weeks have been quite similar. In general both bollworm and tobacco budworm counts are slightly below our 5-year average, but higher than during 2012, so you should expect to see typical pressure in your fields. A lot of corn has reached the silk stage, so I expect that most bollworm . . . → Read More: Pheromone Trap Counts, June 21, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 14, 2013

Corn earworm moth catches were up slightly this week from last week, continuing a trend of catches that are higher than last year, and more in line with average catches over the last 5 years. Tobacco budworm catches continue to be light in all traps . . . → Read More: Pheromone Trap Counts, June 14, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 7, 2013

Bollworm and tobacco budworm trap counts were somewhat lower this week compared to last week. Bollworm counts are higher than last year, but lower than the 5-year average counts. Tobacco budworm counts are among the lowest recorded during the last 5 years. Based on these counts, silking corn will likely have some corn earworms, but pest . . . → Read More: Pheromone Trap Counts, June 7, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, May 31, 2013

Both bollworm and tobacco budworm trap catches were higher during the last week of May compared to the preceding week. Bollworm counts are also higher than during 2012, and more in line . . . → Read More: Pheromone Trap Counts, May 31, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, May 24, 2013

Here is the first weekly report of bollworm and tobacco budworm pheromone trap counts for 2013. While this is the first report posted, some traps have been monitored since late March. So far this year there has been nothing unusual about the catches when compared to previous years. Some trap locations have shifted, so certain counties . . . → Read More: Pheromone Trap Counts, May 24, 2013

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