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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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Managing Corn Rootworm in High Pressure Areas

Historical estimates suggest northern corn rootworm and western corn rootworm are responsible for nearly $1 billion dollars annually in crop losses and control costs. Corn rootworm eggs overwinter in the soil and begin to hatch and feed on corn roots…

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