Tag Archives: Insect Management

New Recommendation: Spray Earlier

University of Georgia researchers say a banded application at 30 days after planting makes a season-long difference in white mold control by Amanda Huber The yield potential of newer cultivars is well established, especially after a new record average yield in 2012 of 4,192 pounds per acre. That’s the upside. Producers, Extension personnel and researchers are now realizing that the ... Read More »

Watch For Those Dry – Weather Pests

Several insect pests, such as the economically damaging LCB, thrive in hot, dry weather It’s that time of year again; the time producers and consultants do battle with one of the most economically damaging pests – the lesser cornstalk borer (LCB). The LCB’s prime activity period generally begins in June and continues through the summer months. A dry-weather pest, the ... Read More »

Seed Bait For Soil Insects

Use this sampling technique to estimate underground pest pressure. By Dr. Ayanava Majumdar “Dr. A,” Extension entomologist and state sustainable agriculture coordinator, Auburn University; and Rudy Yates, regional Extension agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System This past year was a difficult one for peanut producers because of wireworm, lesser cornstalk borer and rootworm outbreaks that resulted in severe yield losses in ... Read More »