I am sure we will be talking about western bean cutworm all winter but there are a few key learnings that we gained in 2010 that I thought I would point out:
1. The dark bands behind their heads that we use to identify the larvae are not obvious until their last few stages of instars.
2. Field... Continue reading
It was a great summer. Even though some fields didn't see a lot of moisture, many had just enough to keep slugs going for most of the season. I often found slugs on soybean or dry bean plants even during the middle of summer. And now with all of the corn scouting we have been doing this month,... Continue reading