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Early Insect Pressure May Spell Trouble for Delta Fields

June 12, 2017

Extreme weather across the Mid-South may have growers focused on replanting and clean-up. To add to their woes, growers will need to be on alert for insects as entomologists are noticing heavier-than-expected insect pressure in some areas. This makes scouting and keeping a pulse on moth flights especially important to be able to stay ahead of leps later this summer.

Integrated pest management is a comprehensive approach for controlling insects. Here are a few tips:

  • Scout on a regular schedule
  • Monitor moth flights
  • Observe field borders
  • Apply insecticides when needed

We suggest Besiege®, a broad spectrum insecticide that fights off destructive lepidopteran pests across a broad range of crops.

To keep tabs on insects that may be invading fields, we also recommend signing up for state-specific updates via text message through our Pest Patrol program. University experts report on which pests they’re seeing in states across the South.

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