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Caterpillars Infesting Mississippi Field Corn

Caterpillars Infesting Mississippi Field Corn

🕔11:51, 13.Jun 2014

There are several caterpillar pests that commonly infest field corn in Mississippi. These include corn earworm, fall armyworm, and southwestern corn borer.

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Insect Trap Counts, June 13, 2014

Insect Trap Counts, June 13, 2014

🕔11:02, 13.Jun 2014

Bollworm trap counts were higher in Lowndes county this week, but all other locations were similar to the previous week. Tobacco budworm catches remain at very low levels throughout the state. Southwestern corn borer counts were also very low throughout

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Trap Counts, June 6, 2014

Trap Counts, June 6, 2014

🕔11:27, 6.Jun 2014

Bollworm catches were lower in the Delta this week but steady in Northeast MS. Tobacco budworm catches were negligible in all areas (Table 1). Southwestern corn borer counts were also low throughout the state, so early corn that is now

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Pheromone Trap Counts, May 29, 2014

Pheromone Trap Counts, May 29, 2014

🕔14:20, 29.May 2014

Bollworm trap catches were down in the Delta region this week from last week, while tobacco budworm catches were higher in the Delta (Table 1). There was minimal change for catches of either species in Northeastern MS. This is the

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Pheromone Trap Counts, May 23, 2014

Pheromone Trap Counts, May 23, 2014

🕔13:37, 22.May 2014

Bollworm trap catches were average this past week. While most traps caught 10-50 moths during the week, one trap near Indianola had 505 moths this past week. Tobacco budworm catches remain very low in both the Delta and NE Mississippi regions.

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Moth Trap Counts, May 16, 2014

Moth Trap Counts, May 16, 2014

🕔14:48, 16.May 2014

As can be seen in the table below, trap counts this week were average in the hills and low in the Delta. This is in contrast to reports of bollworm larvae being abundant. More traps have been deployed this week,

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Pheromone Trap Counts, May 8, 2014

🕔11:13, 8.May 2014

Our pheromone traps were monitored for the first time this week. Bollworm catches were high for this time of year with an average of 46 moths/trap caught in Noxubee county, 40 moths/trap in Lowndes county and 13 moths/trap in Oktibbeha county. Given

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Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

🕔10:59, 11.Feb 2014

The results from the Second Annual Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition are included in this post.

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Insect Trap Counts, August 30, 2013

Insect Trap Counts, August 30, 2013

🕔10:10, 30.Aug 2013

Bollworm moth trap counts were lower at nearly every location this week compared to last week, indicating that bollworms are primarily in the larval stages at this time. Tobacco budworm trap counts were also low, so if a field is clean, new infestations

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Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 23, 2013

Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 23, 2013

🕔13:42, 23.Aug 2013

As is typical for this time of year, bollworm pheromone counts were higher this week, particularly in the Delta. These moths are presumably those that developed in corn ears, and will now be seeking out hosts for another generation, likely

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Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 16, 2013

Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 16, 2013

🕔16:10, 16.Aug 2013

Trap counts were generally steady to slightly lower this week compared to last week for both bollworm and tobacco budworm. As has been the case all year, counts are higher than in 2012 but slightly lower than long-term average catches.

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Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 9, 2013

Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 9, 2013

🕔10:45, 9.Aug 2013

For the second week in a row, tobacco budworm counts are higher than average for this time of year. Bollworm catches were fairly typical for this time of year, so in non-Bt crops where both pests develop (like soybean), a

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Insect Pheromone Trap Counts August 2, 2013

Insect Pheromone Trap Counts August 2, 2013

🕔13:36, 2.Aug 2013

Trap counts for tobacco budworm were sharply higher this week in the MS Delta for the first time this year. Bollworm counts were also somewhat higher in the Delta compared to last week. However, from a historical perspective bollworm counts

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Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, July 26, 2013

Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, July 26, 2013

🕔17:09, 29.Jul 2013

As expected based on field observations, trap counts for bollworm were higher this week. They are not higher than historical averages, but are definitely high enough to cause economic infestations in some fields. Tobacco budworm pressure exists, but remains low, so most Heliothines

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Pheromone Trap Counts, July 19, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, July 19, 2013

🕔11:21, 19.Jul 2013

Bollworm and tobacco budworm counts are lower in the Delta region this week compared to last week, while  this week’s trap catches in northeastern MS are similar to last week. As can be seen in the table, catches of both species

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Pheromone Trap Counts, July 12, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, July 12, 2013

🕔11:59, 12.Jul 2013

Bollworm trap counts continue at levels similar to or slightly higher than the past several weeks. However tobacco budworm counts are sharply higher during the last two weeks in certain traps. This would suggest that any worm populations found in soybeans

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2013

🕔15:27, 28.Jun 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

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 21, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 21, 2013

🕔17:06, 21.Jun 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

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 14, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 14, 2013

🕔14:48, 14.Jun 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

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 7, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 7, 2013

🕔14:20, 7.Jun 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

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Pheromone Trap Counts, May 31, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, May 31, 2013

🕔17:05, 3.Jun 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 with earlier years.

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Pheromone Trap Counts, May 24, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, May 24, 2013

🕔16:03, 24.May 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

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Insect Trap Counts, August 29, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, August 29, 2012

🕔13:30, 31.Aug 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

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Insect Trap Counts, August 15, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, August 15, 2012

🕔14:48, 16.Aug 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

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Insect Trap Counts, August 8, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, August 8, 2012

🕔09:25, 9.Aug 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

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