Rules regarding the use of ULV malathion and application intervals outlined by the LDAF.
Established to foster cooperation among bee keepers, pesticide applicators and agricultural producers.
A Section 18 request has been approved by EPA for the use of Tenchu 20SG on up to 100,000 acres of Louisiana rice to control rice stink bugs.
Last week we were called to a hybrid rice field where there were issues with stand loss.
Over the weekend Sebe Brown scouted a field in Concordia parish where the stand was being severely reduced by colaspis larvae feeding on seedlings
Over the past week, I have received a number of phone calls pertaining to what economic threshold should be used for Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers (TCAH) in soy
In Louisiana, soybean planting practices vary across the state, due in large part to varying environments and cropping systems.
The use of harvest aids in Louisiana soybeans is a common practice, with timely applications improving seed quality and harvest efficiency while potentially ...
Reports from the field indicate redbanded stink bug (RBSB) numbers are beginning to build in soybeans at the R5 development stage and beyond.
One of the most important decisions producers must make when planting soybeans in Louisiana is planting date.
I have been receiving quite a few phone calls regarding corn earworms (CEW) moving into soybeans
The kudzu bug has been found in Madison Parish, La., near Mound by consultant Lee Oliver.
The LSU AgCenter has revised the redbanded stink bug threshold in soybeans from 6 per 25 sweeps to 4 per 25 sweeps.
Lately I have been receiving more calls about soybean loopers and redbanded stink bugs in late soybeans.
I have been receiving phone calls regarding fall armyworms moving into late planted soybeans.
Soybeans are affected by a number of insect pests from emergence to harvest in Louisiana.
The problems with applications of pyrethroids tank mixed with Transform for control of midge and white sugarcane aphid.
Infestations of sugarcane aphids in boot to heading grain sorghum are increasing in Louisiana.
Three species of aphids colonize grain sorghum in Louisiana – corn leaf aphid, yellow sugarcane aphid and green bug.
Over the past two weeks Louisiana has experienced a slow but steady corn earworm moth flight in cotton, which has lead to a slow but steady egg lay.
With the abnormally warm winter and spring, cotton planting in Louisiana has gotten off to an early start. In Louisiana, and across most of cotton states, thrip
Cover crops can provide producers a variety of benefits from nutrient cycling and soil cover to nitrogen fixation and pollinator food sources.
With many parts of Louisiana experiencing significant rainfall events in the past week and corn planting in full swing, some insecticide seed treatments may ha
With the corn growing season rapidly approaching, many producers are faced with the task of deciphering what refuge their chosen variety or varieties require.
With the lack of rainfall in much of Louisiana, Dr. David Kerns and I have been receiving more calls regarding chinch bugs in late corn and grain sorghum.
This week, Dr. David Kerns and I scouted corn fields at V1 in Evangeline Parish for cutworm damage
Reports of true armyworms and chinch bugs in corn.
Selecting corn seed treatments can be a challenging and expensive undertaking faced by many producers across Louisiana.
When assessing whether to replant we need to consider plant stand density, stand uniformity, potential death of surviving plants, and the costs associated.
Do not wait for spider mite treatments in cotton if populations are found scattered throughout the field or if mites are moving in from field borders.
Transform, a new insecticide containing the active ingredient sulfoxaflor, has received an emergency use exemption for some parishes in Louisiana.
Mite problems are exacerbated by hot, dry weather and applications of broad-spectrum insecticides for early season pests.
Cotton should be scouted for fleahoppers the first three weeks of squaring. Detection can be difficult due to the flighty nature of these insects.
LSU AgCenter research has demonstrated that Radiant, when used with an adjuvant, effectively controlled all species of thrips
Damage by these insects cause stunted growth, delayed plant maturity and plant death under heavy infestations.
Cotton aphids can be a persistent problem in Louisiana cotton throughout the growing season.
Tarnished plant bugs have begun to migrate into fields with cotton moving along throughout North Louisiana.
May 10, 2013 The unusually wet, cold weather Louisiana has been experiencing this spring is causing soil borne insect issues to become increasingly evident.
The sugarcane beetle has strong forelegs and spines adapted for digging allowing for rapid penetration of the soil surface.
Sorghum midge is small insect (1/8 inch or smaller) that has dark wings and an orange body.