Insect scouting tips for soybean growers

In Southeast Farm Press

by Katie Nichols

For growers working to save soybean crops in the field, Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Dr. Tim Reed has some insect scouting tips.

Cutworms
Cutworms are large, greasy worms that may be difficult to see. These insects burrow into the soil during the day and come to the surface to feed at night. These worms can hide underneath the residue between rows—especially in cover crop residues. Continue reading

Cold winter didn’t deter kudzu bugs in NC

The following is directly from the North Carolina soybean blog, written by Dominic Reisig, entomologist:

I have been monitoring a kudzu patch in Edgecombe Co. since late April this year.  As expected, adults from overwintering flocked to kudzu to feed, mate and lay eggs.  These adults were produced from last year’s batch and survived our colder than normal winter with ease.  Around the middle of May, most adults had died and 99% of the terminals had 30-50 eggs laid by these adults.

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