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From Southeast Farm Press
Winning soybean yield contests is a common occurrence in recent years for Eastover, S.C., grower Jason Carter.
But winning last year’s contest with a rare and new-to-South Carolina insect handicap was an adventure he doesn’t want to try again.
Carter says he found the rare Dectes stem borer in his soybeans and finding out what was killing his beans proved to be about as frustrating as dealing with the problem.
By Roy Roberson, Southeast Farm Press
The extent of damage caused by brown marmorated stink bugs and kudzu bugs in Virginia is not known for certain, but having both Asian imports meet in several counties in Virginia is cause enough for entomologists and growers in both North Carolina and Virginia to take notice.
From Southeast Farm Press
When it comes to soybean cyst nematode (SCN), which costs U.S. soybean farmers $1 billion annually in crop losses, farmers can never have enough potential solutions.
Twice recently, research funded by the United Soybean Board (USB) and soy checkoff has yielded potential breakthroughs in fighting off this devastating disease.
The brown marmorated stink bug is advancing, yet its secrets are unraveling. Today a team of more than 50 researchers launches a website bringing its latest findings to growers in North America. This group is solving the mysteries of this pest that damages a huge range of fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops. You’ll find a photo identification guide and recommendations for how to control it. Connect to the researchers’ sites, send a specimen for identification, and report a sighting. Go to:
It’s not often that a particular pest causes enough problems to have its own field day.
Palmer pigweed and a few others in that pesky class are now joined by the kudzu bug.
A kudzu bug seminar and field tour will be held at the Edisto Agriculture Research and Education Center near Blackville, S.C., on Sept. 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 21, 2012) – Forage producers reseeding their drought-damaged pastures this fall will want to be on the lookout for fall armyworm as the new grass seedlings emerge, said Lee Townsend, extension entomologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
Established kudzu bug populations have been confirmed in southern Mississippi. This finding represents a significant jump in the range of this pest across the whole state of Mississippi from previously confirmed sites in Alabama. The Warren County, Mississippi location is also one county south of point where the state boundaries of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana converge.
Read the Delta Farm press story on the finding.