Early Season Insect Management Considerations in Peanuts

Early Season Insect Management Considerations in Peanuts

🕔15:24, 7.May 2021

As peanut planting ramps up across the state, it is important to consider thrips management options.  North Carolina State University has a thrips predictor model on their climate webpage that predicts thrips infestation severity based on planting date.  The model

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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 5/3/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 5/3/21

🕔09:08, 7.May 2021

After finding low numbers of RBSB in the last couple weeks of sampling, we made an effort to really increase sample areas this week. Although most areas were zero to very low, we have a couple hot spots this week

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2021 Virtual Insect Scout Schools

2021 Virtual Insect Scout Schools

🕔15:30, 3.May 2021

Due to the uncertainty of being allowed to hold face to face meetings during the early planning sessions for our Insect Scout Schools, we decided to pre-record the entire scout school for General Thresholds, Cotton, Corn, Grain Sorghum, and Soybean

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How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔09:15, 1.May 2021

Vegetative growth stages of corn are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. It is important to appreciate this methodology because it is used determine appropriate timing of many management practices, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/26/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/26/21

🕔09:28, 30.Apr 2021

As we move through the last week of April, we are finding RBSB in some locations in crimson clover. I have added the same time period for last year to give some perspective as to our numbers this year. Although,

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Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations 2021

Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations 2021

🕔14:46, 29.Apr 2021

Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations

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Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice 2021

Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice 2021

🕔16:12, 22.Apr 2021

A lot of rice has been planted in the state over the last couple of weeks and most of it had an insecticide seed treatment as we recommend.  The most common insecticide seed treatments in rice are one of the

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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/19/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/19/21

🕔08:44, 22.Apr 2021

*Each week we sample, we will add to the previous weeks post with updated map and new counties Over the next few weeks we will be posting RBSB Ditchbank survey information. Although we feel that we had a cold enough

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Insecticide Seed Treatments in MS Soybeans: Do They Pay?

Insecticide Seed Treatments in MS Soybeans: Do They Pay?

🕔13:55, 19.Apr 2021

We have over 15 years of experience testing insecticide seed treatments in soybeans in Mississippi and have developed an extensive data set over the years of potential benefits to soybean farmers. I am a firm believer that the choice to

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Should We Treat Stink Bugs in Wheat?

Should We Treat Stink Bugs in Wheat?

🕔07:57, 19.Apr 2021

Over the last week or so we have a few calls coming in about stink bugs in heading wheat. It is not uncommon to find stink bugs in wheat after head emergence. However, it takes extremely high numbers to cause

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Seed Treatment Basics (Podcast)

Seed Treatment Basics (Podcast)

🕔13:06, 23.Feb 2021

Jason, Tom, and Don swap stories on cold weather, and then Tom and Don go deep on seed treatments.

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2021 Delta Ag Expo

2021 Delta Ag Expo

🕔08:48, 9.Feb 2021

The 2021 Delta Ag Expo will be held on February 17th, beginning at 8:30 am.  Due to ongoing renovations to the Ag Expo building in Cleveland, this year’s event will be held at the Capps Auditorium at the Delta Research

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Time of Day Sampling and Stink Bugs

Time of Day Sampling and Stink Bugs

🕔09:33, 4.Sep 2020

This is some old data from 2007 but it is still relevant today. How does time of day effect stink bug populations? When this small test was conducted we did not have redbanded stink bugs in our system but I

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 27, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 27, 2020

🕔08:33, 27.Aug 2020

Bollworm moth catches for this week remained about average while tobacco budworm moth catches were very low.

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Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

🕔14:00, 21.Aug 2020

As we move closer to maturity, there are many decisions to be made on termination timing of various management practices. At this time of the season, we can use late season soybean growth stages as a guide to decide when

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REDBAND round #2 (Podcast)

REDBAND round #2 (Podcast)

🕔13:29, 21.Aug 2020

Angus, Don, and Whitney sit down with Jason and Bobby to discuss how to manage Redbanded Stinkbugs at R6 and Beyond as well as how to approach late infestations of Kudzu Bug.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 20, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 20, 2020

🕔09:43, 21.Aug 2020

Average bollworm trap catches for the week were at or below average for this time of year, while tobacco budworm catches remained very low this week.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 13, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 13, 2020

🕔16:35, 14.Aug 2020

Average bollworm moths per trap for this week were similar to last week and a little low for this time of year. Tobacco budworm moth catches were 0 in all traps except for 1 trap in Noxubee County.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 8, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 8, 2020

🕔01:07, 8.Aug 2020

Although most corn across the state is beyond the susceptible stage, southwestern corn borer traps were very high in some counties with multiple traps exceeding 100 moths per trap.

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Can you smell what Don is cooking?- All about red bands. Podcast

Can you smell what Don is cooking?- All about red bands. Podcast

🕔07:13, 7.Aug 2020

The Entomology Team discuss all aspects of Stink Bug Management.

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Massive Egg Lay Management in Late Cotton- Podcast

Massive Egg Lay Management in Late Cotton- Podcast

🕔07:11, 7.Aug 2020

The Entomology Team sits down with Bobby to discuss how to manage Bollworms larvae in late cotton

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 6, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 6, 2020

🕔14:24, 6.Aug 2020

Bollworm moth catches in pheromone traps were down this week to levels about average for this time of year. Tobacco budworm moth catches were zero in nearly all traps, so all heliothine eggs should be assumed to be bollworm at

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 1, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 1, 2020

🕔19:05, 31.Jul 2020

Southwestern corn borer trap counts increased again this week in several counties.  Traps in Leflore, Carroll, and Tate counties exceeded the current threshold of 100 per trap. As a reminder, corn is considered safe from yield losses from southwestern corn

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Lygus, Lygus, Lygus- Podcast

Lygus, Lygus, Lygus- Podcast

🕔12:16, 31.Jul 2020

Angus and Whitney sit down with Bobby and Jason to talk all things Tarnished Plant Bug including Alternate Hosts and Control Measures.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 30, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 30, 2020

🕔13:35, 30.Jul 2020

Bollworm moth trap catches were up this week compared to last week as expected. Moths are emerging from corn now and will be primarily laying their eggs in cotton and soybeans at this time, so be attentive in scouting these

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