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“The worst thing you can do is to do the same thing over and over. It's actually better to mix things up and keep everybody off-kilter. If the insects know they're going to get corn every year, they don't have to work very hard to attack your corn. But if you mix in some beans or maybe even a fallow year, they don't ever really know what's coming.” – Douglas Jones

Douglas Jones is an entomologist for Bayer Crop Science working in Nebraska where he does field research and trials on 60 acres of cropland. He’s also affiliated with the University of Nebraska and grows timber in southern Arkansas.

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, Jones shares his thoughts on various aspects of managing insects in a no-till, cover crop system, including how the insect lifecycle is impacted by cover crops, residue and weather variables; stacked traits and herd immunity; using neonicotinoids and pyrethroids safely; pheromones and biologicals; crop scouting techniques, and more!







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Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North

Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)