Chinch Bugs Case Study

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• Seed treatments. The best approach to managing cinch bugs in corn is preventative control. Starting off with a good seed treatment is an excellent way to control insects and protect corn and cotton plants above and below the ground. Under heavy chinch bug pressure, seed treatments may not offer enough protection. That’s when good scouting will help to make the decision if an economic threshold is reached, and an insecticide treatment may be warranted. • Scouting. Begin scouting for chinch bugs as soon as seedlings emerge. Look for chinch bugs behind the leaf collar or around the base of the corn plant. During drought conditions, check the edges of corn fields, especially those near mature or harvested small grains. Judge the percentage
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