Tag Archives: insect control

Loopers on the Rise

More loopers are showing up in the sweep nets.  We’re getting in to the time of year when we really need to keep an eye on them.  Make sure you or your scout can tell the difference between a soybean … Continue reading

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Peanut Update – Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper and Late Season Mn

The following update was prepared by Clemson Peanut Specialist Dan Anco. What is the treatment threshold for threecornered alfalfa hopper?  Good question. At this point we don’t really have a good answer linking insect or girdling counts to economic yield … Continue reading

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Peanut Update – 60 DAP

The following update was prepared by Clemson Peanut Specialist Dan Anco. While some of this year’s peanuts are right at 45 days old, others were planted about 60 days ago. Classically, 60 DAP marks the beginning of the critical period … Continue reading

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Sugarcane Aphids Found in SC – 2017

For those growing grain sorghum, be aware that sugarcane aphids have recently been found in SC.  They are not known to overwinter in SC and travel North from Florida, Texas, and Louisiana each year. Sugarcane aphids can build up to … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: DBM

Last week the question was:  What is this little caterpillar on the underside of this cabbage leaf? This is a diamond back moth larva or DBM.  This is one of the most common pests of brassica crops.  They’re small and … Continue reading

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Keep Scouting Those Beans

We are still in the thick of caterpillar season in soybeans and we need to make sure we are in the fields scouting weekly.  It gets a little tough this time of year when everyone is trying to harvest corn, … 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: Whiteflies

Last week the question was:  What is this on the underside of this cotton leaf? These are whiteflies.  Whiteflies are similar to aphids in that they are piercing/sucking insects and feed on the sap within plants.  They excrete honeydew as … Continue reading

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Question of the Week – Stinkbugs

Last week the question was:  What caused the wart-like growth on the inner wall of this cotton boll? This is classic stinkbug damage.  When we see this, we frequently see discolored lint also.  It’s nearly impossible to tell whether you … Continue reading

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Peanut Update – 105 DAP

The following update was prepared by Clemson peanut specialist Dan Anco. For peanuts that were planted May 1, we are coming up on the 105 DAP mark. We’ve been getting some decent rain recently that should help with pod fill … Continue reading

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