Dr. Scott’s Pest to Watch for the week of July 1

As we approach the mid-point of the season, which is trailing behind significantly in crop emergence, I share four of the most interesting insects creating “buzz” in the fields. Thistle caterpillar The showy “Painted Lady” is a bright, orange-and-black butterfly and is typically the domain of photographers and children’s classrooms. However, this season, its caterpillars

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Four things to watch for in wet cornfields

insect insider chewed up corn

With late planting and related issues already likely lowering yields, it’s important to stay on top of later-season issues that could reduce yield further. Here are a few things to watch for in your corn fields.   1. Insects  While the consistent rain and cool weather has been a pain for farms, it’s been a

Meet our Summer Intern Levi

Entomology, Insect, Planting

It is no secret that planting has been off to a slow start. April slipped into May and now we are nearing June with planting progress far behind last year, and much below the 5-year average. I can relate to farmer’s frustrations as my intern, Levi Collins, and I struggled through rain and mud to

Discouraging Times for US Wheat Producers

  Wheat Tour DTN Staff Reporter Emily Unglesbee joined tour scouts last week, driving all over Kansas, making meticulous yield estimates and noting the kinds of details that go missing from USDA’s Crop Progress reports. Yes, Kansas wheat yields are expected to be higher this year as few traces of last year’s drought remain. The