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Crop Insect Pests Will Live On After Cold Weather

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AUBURN, Alabama—Like most pests plaguing the home, many crop insect pests will survive the frigid winter weather. Dr. Ron Smith, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist, said Alabama has experienced cold winters down through the ages—and insects are still here. “Most pests have a generation on wild host plants that will help to boost population numbers in the spring, so ... Read More »

Soybean Looper Numbers Near Threshold Statewide

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AUBURN, Ala.—Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologists have been watching soybean looper numbers rise for several weeks. The major outbreak entomologists warned against earlier in the summer is happening in soybean fields in south and central Alabama. Soybean loopers are also increasing in number in many north Alabama soybean fields. These are the key species triggering treatments during the third week ... Read More »