Yield Robbing Insects

beetleWith the mild winter that Ohio experienced, I think everyone was concerned with how much insect pressure we would have for the 2016 growing season. In my recent field scouting, I have seen an influx of Japanese beetle, bean leaf beetle, stink bugs, and grasshoppers feeding on soybeans. It is important to be out scouting your fields right now because this is the typical time that these insects are doing yield damage to your crops. Traditionally it does not take much insect damage from these pests to reach an economic threshold to justify an application of an insecticide. When you have a valuable crop and the treatment for the crop is inexpensive it turns into fairly cheap insurance.

To discuss a plan for treating pests, contact myself or any Novus Ag Associate Partner.

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