Stalk Borers

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Scouting and Managing Stalk Borer in Corn May 24, 2017

Common stalk borer eggs have hatched throughout Nebraska and scouting should begin when 1300-1400 degree days (DD) have accumulated. Current accumulations range from 500 to 1200 DD.

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Managing Stalk Borers in Corn May 22, 2015

Common stalk borer eggs are hatching in the southern half of Nebraska and scouting should begin when 1300-1400 degree days have accumulated. This is when larvae start moving into corn and other crops. Stalk borer growth is based on accumulated degree days, using a base of 41°F since January 1.

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