13 August 2019 |

Lesser Cornstalk Borer Numbers High in Dry Summers

Written by Ann Chambliss

Lesser cornstalk borers (LCB) are soil pests that like dry weather, making them a classic indicator of drought.

Lesser cornstalk borers (LCB) are soil pests that like dry weather, making them a classic indicator of drought. LCBs prefer various legumes, including peanuts and soybeans. In peanuts, LCB damage can cause crop contamination from webbing and direct yield loss if unchecked. Four to five generations of LCBs may occur each year, with the worse....

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