This Week’s Insect Activity

Written by Tracey Baute

Tracey Baute

Areas of Focus • Collaborate on applied research and demonstration projects to validate/determine practical integrated insect management solutions • Monitor for and implement strategies for new invasive species • Co-developer of the Aphid Advisor App • Co-author of Publication 812, Field Crop Protection Guide

  • dan campbell

    does it matter if corn is in tassel or not re wbc treatment timing? If it is early and no tassels are present will larvae live long enough to infect the kernels?

    • admin

      Larvae can not survive on corn that does not have a tassel inside the whorl yet. The tassel doesn’t have to be out but it does have to be developing inside. If you can feel a tassel when you grip the whorl, then they can survive.