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MU entomologist lists pests to watch in 2021

japanese beetle on corn silk

University of Missouri Extension field crop entomologist Kevin Rice says Missouri soybean and corn growers should be on the lookout for growing populations of yield-robbing insects in 2021. Japanese beetles Continue scouting for Japanese beetles, Missouri’s No. 1 soybean pest, Rice says. Populations continue to grow for this beetle. Japanese beetles made their first appearance in Missouri in the 1930s, ... Read More »

Crops face danger of BMSB damage

brown marmorated stink bug

A flurry of calls and emails from homeowners about the brown marmorated stink bug to University of Missouri Extension specialists sounds a warning of what is to come in in the next two years. MU Extension field crop entomologist Kevin Rice says BMSB is infiltrating homes, looking for warm quarters as winter approaches. If it follows the pattern of other ... Read More »

Too little or too much rain plagued Missouri soybeans this season

2019 missouri weather

Most soybean and corn likely will yield less than normal this year due to late planting and unfavorable weather during critical grain-fill periods, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. According to a Sept. 4 U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency report, wet and flooded fields kept Missouri farmers from planting 750,000 acres or 21% of corn ... Read More »