FBN® Pest Report - June 2024

FBN Network

Jun 13, 2024

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With planting nearing completion, farmers’ focus now turns to proactively identifying and addressing potential threats to the successful development of emerging crops. Understanding the location and prevalence of these weeds, insects, and plant diseases — and where they may be headed next — is essential to protecting your fields.

This pest update, which utilizes FBN® member-contributed data, is the first in a new FBN series intended to help farmers make informed decisions about how best to protect their fields from such pressures. The report is based on survey responses collected from FBN members between June 6-10, 2024, which were then anonymized and analyzed to assess which pests farmers are most concerned about for the 2024 season.

FBN will continue to collect data on the presence and severity of different pest pressures across the U.S and share those insights throughout the summer.

Top Weed Concerns by State 

Top Insect Concerns by State 

Top Disease Concerns by State 

Top 5 Overall Pest Concerns

  1. Waterhemp

  2. Pigweed / Palmer Amaranth

  3. Tar Spot

  4. Giant Ragweed

  5. Grey Leaf Spot

States are included on the maps above when the volume of responses from that state provides a high degree of statistical confidence. If your state is not represented, it indicates insufficient responses.

How to Address the Top 5 Pest Concerns

Waterhemp

Pre-emergence

Pre-emergence and Burndown 

Post-emergence 

For Enlist Herbicide Traited Corn

Pigweed / Palmer Amaranth

Pre-emergence

Post-emergence

Burndown

Tar Spot

Giant Ragweed

Pre-emergence

Post-emergence

Burndown

Grey Leaf Spot

How to Manage Weed Pressures

Click the links below to learn how to identify and manage specific weeds with detailed agronomic notes and product recommendations.  

How to Manage Insect Pressures 

Click the links below to learn how to identify and manage specific weeds with detailed agronomic notes and product recommendations.  

How to Manage Disease Pressures

Click the links below to learn how to identify and manage specific weeds with detailed agronomic notes and product recommendations.  

Proactively Manage Pest Pressures This Season with FBN

Given the threats these weed, insect, and disease pressures can pose to a farmer’s production and bottom line, it’s important to proactively address them. FBN offers a diverse range of effective — and cost-effective — crop protection products to help farmers manage such pests.


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FBN Network

Jun 13, 2024

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