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Stink Bugs

stink bug

One of the most prolific and well known insect pests is the stink bug. There is a good reason for this says Kathy Flanders, Extension Specialist and professor for Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. “Stink bugs have a wide range of hosts, including wheat, corn, cotton and soybeans. They can also have multiple, overlapping generations.” Read More »

Disease Watch:

bacterial leaf streak on corn plants

Bacterial Leaf Streak Bacterial leaf streak, caused by Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum (synonym X. campestris pv. zeae), was confirmed for the first time in the United States in many counties across Nebraska in 2016, and it was also confirmed in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and Kansas. As yet, it has not been found in the Delta region or the Southeast; however, ... Read More »

Keep Weevils Away

Maize weevils can destroy stored corn crops from the inside out. For Georgia corn producers, chances of an insect infestation in grain storage are much higher in late summer or early fall. A University of Georgia (UGA) entomologist says keeping corn cool and dry is the key to keeping weevils away. “The temperatures are usually warm during harvest, so we ... Read More »

Control Weeds Prior To Planting: Burndown Timing and Options

As fields begin to dry and the extended forecast predicts better conditions for weed management strategies, burndown applications will be going out. Research has shown that burndown applications need to be applied four to six weeks prior to planting to prevent physical competition between weeds and the crop as well as to reduce the chance of damage from insects such ... Read More »

The Only Constant Is Change

Amanda Huber, Editor

I read a quote that describes the business of farming: “It’s funny how day by day, nothing changes. But when you look back, everything is different.” Year by year, you seem to do pretty much the same thing – acreage and crops may change with rotations, weather is always a questionable factor and farm policy changes every few years. Otherwise, ... Read More »

New Products for 2015: Companies offer new ways to help protect your crop

Xanthion In-furrow Fungicide Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF will provide corn growers with an additional tool to protect their seed investment and maximize yield potential in the 2015 season. “A new tool to help growers start their season off strong, this product is different than other early season crop management treatments because it provides extended residual control by forming a ... Read More »