Insect Scouting & Management Crucial

Insect Management Guidelines

  • Correct pest identification is key.
  • Follow correct scouting protocols and base insecticide application decisions on economic thresholds.
  • Scout fields more often as key pests come into critical windows based on an insect scouting calendar.
  • Use integrated pest management strategies for optimal insect control.
  • Where appropriate, use insecticide seed treatments to reduce damage from below-ground insects.
  • Use an in-furrow insecticide at planting to control chewing insects.
  • In some regions, seed-boring insects can be controlled with insecticides during the bloom stage.

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Go to the link below for to download the NDSU Extension Pest Management App.

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