Category Archives: Field Crop IPM

Infographic helps with estimating defoliation in soybeans

This  infographic was developed by Justin McMechan  on estimating defoliation in soybeans. McMechan is an entomologist in the Crop Protection and Cropping Systems department at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Temperature inversion and herbicide applications

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg The following tips were presented in a Delta Farm Press article related to the dicamba drift debate. Because some herbicide labels include instructions about not applying during a temperature inversion, I am … Continue reading

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Scientists find time of day makes a difference with some herbicides

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In Southeast Farm Press What if a cotton producer needed to spray early in the morning or late in the afternoon or at night? Does the time of day a herbicide is … Continue reading

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USDA Invests $7.6 Million for Research on Pests and Beneficial Species

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 21 grants totaling $7.6 million for research to help manage pests and beneficial species that affect agricultural crops. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s … Continue reading

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More precautions needed when spraying with dicamba and 2,4-D

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg From the Weed Science Society of America New resistant soybean and cotton cropping systems based on the synthetic auxin herbicides give farmers new options for managing Palmer amaranth and other broadleaf weeds … Continue reading

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Kansas researchers find gene for resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus

From IPM in the South In Southwest Farm Press by Pat Melgares Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will provide resistance to the wheat streak mosaic virus, a disease that is currently causing economic losses in Kansas … Continue reading

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University of Illinis Plant Clinic announces Palmer amaranth seed ID and herbicide resistance plant tissue testing

The University of Illinois Plant Clinic has announced new Palmer Amaranth seed identification test and herbicide resistance plant tissue testing. http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/?p=3914 The Palmer Amaranth test was developed this past winter by optimizing a new assay in collaboration with Dr. Pat … Continue reading

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New Way to Detect Palmer Amaranth in Contaminated Seedlots

Last summer, farmers in the Midwest got an unwelcome surprise after planting native seed on Conservation Reserve Program acres – Palmer amaranth. Palmer amaranth is an aggressive and hard-to-kill weed. As a possible solution, some states declared Palmer a noxious … Continue reading

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New National Pest Alert for Palmer Amaranth released

A new National Pest Alert for Palmer Amaranth has been released. This pest alert has been approved by the national leadership of USDA NRCS to address the recent problems with Palmer Amaranth seed inclusion in wildflower and pollinator seed mixes. Ultimately, … Continue reading

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Report: Milkweed losses may not fully explain monarch butterfly declines

By  Diana Yates University of Illinois Steep declines in the number of monarch butterflies reaching their wintering grounds in Mexico are not fully explained by fewer milkweeds in the northern part of their range, researchers report in a new study. … Continue reading

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