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Corn Earworm

Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa zea) Corn earworm is found throughout North America except for northern Canada and Alaska. Normally, corn earworm does not overwinter successfully in the northeastern United States. It is known to survive as far north as about 40…

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Soybean Aphid

Description and Life Cycle Soybean aphids (SBA) are minute (less than 1/16th inch long), soft-bodied, pear-shaped insects. They may vary in color from pale yellow to light green and have black cornicles on the back of their abdomen. There are…

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2013 Planting Season Corn Rootworm Hatch Predictions

The predominantly cool and wet weather pattern so far this spring has not only delayed corn planting across a large part of the corn-growing region, but it has also deferred corn rootworm hatch. Last year (2012) saw a spring that…

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Corn Earworm

A northwest flow weather pattern is expected to dominate much of the central and eastern United States the next five days so corn earworm migration possibilities will be limited.  Good southerly flow and precipitation areas serving as potential drop zones…

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Western Bean Cutworm

No risk of western bean cutworm migration or development is predicted across the central and southern United States the next five days.

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The Science

Corn Rootworm Western and northern corn rootworms are able to overwinter across all of the corn-growing region, so their development is chiefly driven by accumulated four inch depth soil temperatures where eggs are laid during the previous growing season.  Fields…

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