“The long anticipated, eagerly awaited, bollworm flight appears to be here,” writes Gus Lorenz, Arkansas Extension entomologist, in a July 9 report. “Who would be excited about getting damaging levels of worms in our crops, you ask? That’s a really good question. In fact, some folks couldn’t wait. They went ahead and threw a pyrethroid in with that fungicide application. I saw in the last few weeks where some folks just sprayed because they wanted to ‘clean up’ some ‘loopers, bean leaf beetles and stink bugs’ and other assorted non-damaging levels of low population/non-existent pests."

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