Articles Tagged with ''beetle''

6 Tips to Help No-Tillers Eradicate Yield Robbing Slugs

Establishing diverse plant and insect communities and scrutinizing insecticide use are among strategies that could keep slugs from hurting no-till yields and profitability.
Establishing diverse plant and insect communities and scrutinizing insecticide use are among strategies that could keep slugs from hurting no-till yields and profitability.
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4 Reasons To Avoid Tankmixing Insecticide With Nitrogen On Wheat For 2014

Recent research from North Carolina has suggested that there are times where tankmixing an insecticide with your nitrogen can be cheaper than using scouting and thresholds for cereal leaf beetle. The biggest reason for this is because there is a yield penalty for driving over wheat after jointing and because scouting costs money. However, there are a number of reasons why I do not recommend this for 2014.


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Will Cold Temperatures Reduce Pest Populations?

The cold winter has prompted farmers to ask what the influence of these temperatures might be on insect and slug populations. Hard winters will knock back some pest species, but it's difficult to generalize, and the influence of cold winter temperatures on the majority of crop pests is not very predictable.
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Mutant Corn Could Yield New Ways To Curb Rootworm

Purdue and University of Illinois researchers have discovered a novel corn mutant whose leaves are highly susceptible to attack by Western corn rootworm beetles, a pest that feeds primarily on corn silks and pollen. While Western corn rootworm beetles were previously thought to avoid corn leaves based on food-source preference, study of the mutant suggests that normal corn plants have an active defense mechanism that deters the beetles from feeding on their foliage.
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New, Recycled Cover Crops Showing Plenty of Potential

Add more diversity and numerous soil-building benefits to no-till with these up-and-coming options.
Tillage radishes aren't the only cover crop you’ll find growing on Steve Groff’s farm this year. The no-tiller of Cedar Meadow Farm in Lancaster County, Pa., is on a quest to find the next great cover crop for no-tillers.
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Soaring Material Costs Causing Equipment Price Hikes

The rising costs of materials and components, manufacturers say, are forcing them to increase the pricing of their equipment, which may force machinery dealers to increase the prices of farm equipment to growers, Ag Equipment Intelligence (AEI) reports.
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