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Peanut Update – Corn Earworms

The following update was prepared by Clemson Peanut Specialist Dan Anco. A producer recently found corn earworm larvae in a 30 day old peanut field. This is a little more than a month earlier than when we typically see them. … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Corn Earworm

Last week the question was:  Which caterpillar is feeding on this soybean leaf? This is a corn earworm.  The distinguishing features include 4 pairs of abdominal prolegs, black spots, and fine hairs all over the body.  Identification can be tricky, though, because … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Corn Earworm

Last week the question was:  What is wrong with this corn? There is a corn earworm eating this ear.  Most field corn hybrids now have Bt insecticide traits that help prevent feeding damage from caterpillars, though the caterpillar has to … Continue reading

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