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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
For whatever reason, the issue with Colorado potato beetle is now management of mixed stages of larvae and adults or simply late season adults, depending on your location. Either way, we're fighting a foliar battle now. Read more on their management at the link below.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
As August approaches, adult northern and western corn rootworm populations will reach their peak and scouting these populations can help assess the risk of injury to corn that may be planted during the following year. Read more on their emergence and scouting from this Pest & Crop Newsletter article.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Corn is just past tasseling, and this is when foliar fungicides are typically applied because it is also when most common fungal diseases begin to develop. Some of the diseases currently observed on corn include common rust, northern corn leaf blight, and common smut. Read more on these diseases from this Pest & Crop Newsletter article.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
The final late blight update for the 2016 season is now available in this Weekly Crop Update. Final DSV accumulations are provided.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
At this time, the main whorl feeder being found is the fall armyworm (FAW). A treatment should be applied if 12-15% of the plants are infested with larvae. Since FAW feed deep in the whorls, sprays should be directed into the whorls and multiple applications are often needed to achieve control. FAW can also be a problem in silk stage sweet corn, especially in outbreak years. The first silk sprays will be needed for "worm" control as soon as ear shanks are visible.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Grasshoppers are insect pests that tend to flourish during dry conditions. Large grasshopper populations are being observed in field crops, particularly in areas of South Dakota that have experienced abnormally dry conditions this season. Read more on different grasshopper species and their management from this Pest & Crop Newsletter article.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
What has happened with tarnished plant bug this year? That has been the million dollar question this year in cotton. Read more on the pest from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Asiatic soybean rust has been confirmed in Tift County, Georgia, on soybeans in a Sentinel plot. So far this year, no rust has been confirmed on soybeans any closer to any NC soybeans. Read more on soybean rust from this North Carolina Soybeans article.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
The fact that late applications of dicamba can have an effect on seed quality the following season, seed producers should monitor production fields closely for late season dicamba symptomology on soybean pods. Read more on these dicamba findings from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) is one of the most common foliar diseases of soybean in Arkansas. As with all foliar disease, some degree of leaf wetness and favorable temperatures are needed for disease development. This Arkansas Row Crops article provides some important topics when considering a fungicide to control FLS on susceptible varieties.

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