Guess the Pest!

Bill Cissel, Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management;

Congratulations to Howard T. Callahan for correctly identifying the seedling corn injury as bird damage and for being selected to be entered into the end of season raffle for $100 not once but five times. Everyone else who guessed correctly will also have their name entered into the raffle. Click on the Guess the Pest logo below to participate in this week’s Guess the Pest!

The damage to seedling corn from this past weeks Guess the Pest was bird damage. This was actually damage from a wild turkey that uprooted the seedling corn plant to feed on the corn seed. While turkey injury on seedling corn is unusual, bird damage from blackbirds and crows unfortunately isn’t.

In Delaware, we have a Special Local Needs (SLN) 24-C label for the use of Avipel Hopper Box (Dry) and a SNL 24-C label for Avipel liquid seed treatment (commercially applied only) for managing blackbirds and crows in field corn and sweet corn. These labels will expire on July 15, 2017 and a copy of the label must be in your possession to use. To obtain a copy of the 24-C labels and for use directions please visit Arkion’s website at:

Guess the Pest # 2

What caused this damage to wheat? Think you know the answer…. Click on the Guess the Pest Icon below to submit your best guess.

What’s your best guess? Guess correctly and your name will be put into a hat for a chance to win a $100.00 Visa gift card at the end of the season. Each week, one lucky winner will also be selected to have their name entered into the end of season raffle not once but 5 times. Click on the “Guess the Pest” logo or go to to submit your guess.