5/27/2011 12:56:50 AM
More chinch bugs and a reminder about pest spectrum of rice insecticide seed treatments
Originally posted April 14, 2011, by Natalie Hummel on Louisiana Rice Insects
This morning I received another call about chinch bugs infesting seedling rice – this is the fourth call I’ve had this season, so I want to remind field scouts to be on the lookout for this pest. So far they have been reported in Jeff Davis, Evangeline and St. Landry parishes. Chinch bugs can quickly move in and reduce a stand of rice. Click here to read more about chinch bugs and the damage they can cause to a rice field. Rapid identification and a prompt response are key to minimize the impact of a chinch bug infestation.
In one case, there was a misperception that Dermacor X-100 would control chinch bugs. While these new chemistries provide excellent control of rice water weevil larvae, they are often limited in their ability to control other insects. Keep in mind that each of the seed treatments controls a specific group of pests.
Below is a list of the available seed treatments registered for use in Louisiana rice production and which pests they can control (or at least suppress):
CruiserMaxx & NipsitInside should control infestations by the following:
CruiserMaxx and NipsitInside will not control infestations by the following:
Dermacor X-100 should control infestations by the following:
Dermacor X-100 will not control infestations by the following:
To learn more about identification of the different insects that attack rice, please visit the LSU AgCenter Rice Insect Identification guide by clicking here.
You can read more about the seed treatment options by viewing the presentation I gave at the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association Meeting in Feb 2011. It is can be downloaded by clicking here.