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Plan to attend Alabama Row Crops Short Course, Dec. 10

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Alabama producers can prepare for the upcoming growing seasons at the 2019 Row Crops Short Course in Auburn, Alabama. The course will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University’s department of crop, soil and environmental sciences are partnering to bring ... Read More »

Multi-state study examines how cover crops termination affects plant pests

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A multi-state experiment that recently received a major grant will examine how planting cover crops on farm fields affects plant disease, pests and weeds. Alison Robertson, a professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State University, will lead a portion of the experiments as part of a much larger project awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department ... Read More »

Non-Bt hybrid trial results and why you should plant non-Bt corn

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• By Dominic Reisig • All growers who plant Bt corn in North Carolina are required by law to plant non-Bt corn (refuge). Details are specified on the bag tag, but non-Bt corn must represent at least 20% of the total corn acres, including both Bt and non-Bt corn. Even if refuge-in-a-bag (RIB) hybrids are planted, North Carolina growers must ... Read More »

Syngenta Gains EU Import Approval For Agrisure Duracade Trait In Corn

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The European Commission — the executive branch of the European Union — has granted import approval to the Agrisure Duracade trait, which contains a unique corn rootworm control. The approval covers corn grain and its derived products for food and feed use within countries of the EU, according to a news release. Agrisure Duracade hybrids from Syngenta (Agrisure Duracade 5222 ... Read More »

Texas Row Crops Experiencing Light Insect Pressure So Far

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Row crops in North Texas and the South Plains are in the home stretch and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts want producers to keep a watchful eye on pest infestations. Dr. Allen Knutson, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Dallas, and Blayne Reed, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist, Hale County, reported pest activity in North Texas and the South Plains has ... Read More »

Mild Winter Leads To Heavy Insect Presence In Alabama Corn

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Milder than normal winter temperatures allowed stink bugs and grasshoppers to survive and thrive this spring. Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist, says brown and southern green stink bugs are showing up in corn right now. “The stinkbugs were heavy in wheat,” she says. “Once the wheat is harvested, they move into corn to begin feeding. There ... Read More »

Scout Before Spraying For Stink Bugs

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• By Dominic Reisig • Corn is susceptible to damage at three stages (roughly): V1 to V6, V14 to VT, and R1 to R4. Note that corn cannot be damaged by stink bugs from V7 until the primary and secondary ears are beginning to push out (just prior to tassel). You will find stink bugs in corn throughout the growing ... Read More »

EPA Cancels 12 Neonicotinoids

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Effective May 20, the Environmental Protection Agency has cancelled registrations of 12 neonicotinoid insecticides based on voluntary requests from product registrants, according to a May 20 Federal Register notice. Under a December 2018 settlement agreement linked to an Endangered Species Act challenge by environmental groups, the companies voluntarily agreed to cancel 12 of 59 products that contain the active ingredients chlothianidin ... Read More »

Are There Bifenthrin Alternatives For Brown Stink Bugs In Corn?

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• By Angus Catchot • Brown stink bugs have been treated on a fair number of acres of corn in the Mississippi Delta this year. With the loss of methyl parathion, there are not a lot of good choices to control this pest in corn. We are essentially left with only the pyrethroid class of chemistry. As pyrethroids go, they are ... Read More »

Stink Bugs

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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 »