Our first significant flight of cutworm moths arrived in PA, and we have encountered an odd situation with seedcorn maggots infesting insecticide-treated seed.
Penn State’s Department of Entomology is studying the scientific basis for crop rotations and farm layouts to determine if they can be better designed to improve pest control.
This week pest pressures continue to be low for our maturing soybeans in the R6-7 stages. Insect damage has negligible effects on yield after the R5 stage.
Reports continue to indicate low pest populations in soybean fields. Most of our fields are in R5-6 and most insect damage is not relevant after R5.
Reports this week from across Pennsylvania continue to indicate low pest populations in the soybean fields we are scouting.
Our soybean sentinel plot report reveals mostly minor populations of insects and disease, but we found a few outbreaks of thrips.
Reports this week from across the state indicate low pest populations in the soybean fields we are scouting.
Corn Aphids have become a recent problem on some farms in Pennsylvania and are the result of imbalances of natural predators.