TITLE

European corn borer alert issued for southeastern Virginia area

AUTHOR(S)
Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;7/21/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 18, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Corn farmers in southeastern Virginia are busy scouting for second generation egg masses of the European corn borer (ECB) this summer. A heavier-than-usual first generation infestation of the European corn borer has been causing concern in the area and could mean up to a 30 percent reduction in corn yields in some southeast Virginia fields this year. For the past two years, ECB caused some damage to Bt cotton and cotton seedling. "For Virginia, first-generation infestations are pretty light year-in and year-out," says Rod Youngman, Virginia Tech professor of entomology and extension specialist.
ACCESSION #
13863309

 

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