Misc. This and That ..............and more Worms

Misc. This and That ..............and more Worms

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If you are reading this you may well be aware that we started to talk about worms two weeks ago or longer.  That may have been an important two weeks as worms have continued to wreak havoc on the soybeans.  I try to post anything important I see happening in the fields in north central Okla. in a timely manner so that producers can respond to the threat or problem in time to avoid as much economic damage as possible.  I will miss some things, but since I see a wide area of country weekly, you might want to check this site for info. It might make (save) you some money.

Any double crop or late June planted soybean should be checked for worms and worm damage.  The cost of spraying is approx. 1 bushel of beans.  The worms have been around long enough now that their cycle will sooner or later end, but, they are defoliating the beans at a rapid rate and I fear this may be making the soybeans accelerate their life cycle and shut down just a week or two early and that may cost more than the spraying.

The main culprit is the Green Clover Worm a.k.a. cabbage looper.

Some early wheat planting is going on.  Some suggested varieties would be: Jackpot, Endurance, Duster, and would like to see what Everest is going to do.

   Picture of Green Clover Worm on soybeans.

 

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