Pests moving through early-season crops

“Many growers go in with a roller before planting, then they plant, then they spray a burndown right behind the planter as a pre-emerge," says Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas entomologist. "That doesn’t provide enough time for the cover crop to be dead -- to push the insects out -- before the next crop is planted. The pests just move over onto the emerging stand.”

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.