Early signs of armyworm in Kentucky

In Southeast Farm Press

By Doug Johnson, Extension Entomologist, University of Kentucky

Something is most definitely up with armyworm, fall armyworm or both. I have received information from six counties in less than a week indicating the presence of large numbers of “worms” in grass situations.

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Crop rotation best management option for rare soybean pest

From Southeast Farm Press

Winning soybean yield contests is a common occurrence in recent years for Eastover, S.C., grower Jason Carter.

But winning last year’s contest with a rare and new-to-South Carolina insect handicap was an adventure he doesn’t want to try again.

Carter says he found the rare Dectes stem borer in his soybeans and finding out what was killing his beans proved to be about as frustrating as dealing with the problem.

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