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Do You Know Your Most Common Pest Problem?

IPM Scouting Program helped Hickman County producers
identify their most common pests.

Under the direction of Larry Reber, Hickman County Extension Agent for Agriculture, a limited field scouting demonstration was made available to producers. A major goal was to help identify the most important pest problems in Hickman County. Johnsongrass, European corn borer, and Southwestern corn borer were identified as the most important pest problems.

Fields participating in the scouting demonstration were all found to have good to adequate stand on all corn acreage. They obtained excellent weed control on all corn acreage with pre-plant herbicide. No post-emergence treatments were needed. A severe drought from July through September caused weak corn stalks with serious lodging potential. Cooperators were alerted to the problem and early harvest prevented any lodgings in the corn crop.

Interest in a soybean scouting demonstration was limited due to the severe drought.

Kentucky IPM

Original document: 23 February 2000
Last updated: 23 February 2000

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