Midwestern farmers seeing light insect pressure

A couple of Illinois farmers are seeing light insect pressure roughly halfway through the growing season.

Atlanta, Illinois (central IL) grower Ron Kindred tells Brownfield it’s not bad enough to treat yet.

“I don’t think they’re at the economic threshold, but they are doing some damage out there,” he said. “That’s what we’re seeing on the soybean side.”

Kindred said he hasn’t seen insect pressure in his corn.

Northeastern Illinois farmer Steve Pitstick – who farms near Chicago – tells Brownfield he has intense insect pressure around the outside of some fields…

“Once you get into the field a ways, it really dilutes and it’s not an issue,” he said.

Kindred said he is seeing some gray leaf spot but neither farmer has reported tar spot.

Ron Kindred Interview
Steve Pitstick Interview

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