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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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Insect Trap Counts, August 1, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, August 1, 2012

🕔11:04, 2.Aug 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

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Insect Trap Counts, July 25, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, July 25, 2012

🕔11:43, 27.Jul 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 remains low.

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Insect Trap Counts, July 4, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, July 4, 2012

🕔10:03, 6.Jul 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 of year.

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Insect Trap Counts, June 27, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, June 27, 2012

🕔15:02, 29.Jun 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

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Insect Trap Counts, June 20, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, June 20, 2012

🕔10:49, 21.Jun 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

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Insect Trap Counts, June 13, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, June 13, 2012

🕔15:01, 14.Jun 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

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Insect Trap Counts, May 23, 2012

Insect Trap Counts, May 23, 2012

🕔16:34, 24.May 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

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Insect Trap Counts for May 9, 2012

Insect Trap Counts for May 9, 2012

🕔15:21, 11.May 2012

Pheromone traps are up and running for 2012. I will be posting county average trap counts here weekly from the Delta, the Northeastern Hills and the Central MS region for bollworm, tobacco budworm and beet armyworm.  Most counties have 2 traps

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2011 Row Crop Short Course

🕔09:40, 7.Nov 2011

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2011 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from

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Insect Trap Counts, Sept. 1, 2011

Insect Trap Counts, Sept. 1, 2011

🕔16:09, 1.Sep 2011

Bollworm traps continue to catch substantial moths. Tobacco budworm counts were steady in the Northeastern and Central regions, but dropped in the Delta after a large spike last week. I have not been reporting fall armyworm counts this year, but

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Insect Trap Counts, August 24, 2011

Insect Trap Counts, August 24, 2011

🕔10:26, 29.Aug 2011

The bollworm flight continues at a moderate to high level throughout the state. Tobacco budworm catches are sharply higher this week in the Delta, but not in the other regions. A similar spike in budworm catches occurred in late August during

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