Get Serious About Scouting
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed May 16, 2012 11:26 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Insect pests are turning out to be peskier than normal this spring. "It's just one of those years where we are seeing strange things show up in the field," said Wayne Bailey, University of Missouri entomologist.

"Pests seem to be appearing earlier and populations developing quickly when they do appear. This is a year growers will really have to be on top of things," Bailey said in an interview with DTN.

Purdue entomologist Larry Bledsoe has reported observations of corn rootworm larvae (first instars) in Tippecanoe County, Ind., (north and west of Indianapolis) on May 8. ...

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