Spring Crop Pests Mild, But Growers Should Scout For Summer Insects

first_imgHome News Feed Spring Crop Pests Mild, But Growers Should Scout For Summer Insects Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Spring Crop Pests Mild, But Growers Should Scout For Summer Insects By Gary Truitt – Jul 10, 2013 Facebook Twitter Christian KrupkeMild temperatures and moderate rainfall during corn and soybean planting created prime conditions for avoiding severe problems with spring pests, a Purdue Extension entomologist says. But that doesn’t mean growers should let their guard down when it comes to summer insects. Indiana’s two largest cash crops have not been affected by as many spring insects as in past years, partly because of the lack of extreme temperatures and rainfall once planting got underway. “The lack of spring insects is mostly a factor of the crops getting planted into conditions that were virtually ideal. Soils were mostly moist but not wet at planting, and we did not have extended cool and rainy conditions,” Christian Krupke said.Cool, wet spring weather can delay planting, causing the emergence of spring larvae to coincide with emerging crops. Under these conditions, spring feeders reach the later larval stage – when most feeding occurs – as crops begin to grow. This can hurt developing crops by stunting or stopping growth as these insects use the plants as a primary food source.But while spring insects have not had a large presence in Indiana fields, Krupke said, farmers still need to be out scouting their crops for summer insects.”As we reach midsummer, ear feeders and root worms, as well as soybean aphids might come on the scene,” he said.Common summer-feeding insects in Indiana corn include western corn rootworms and western bean cutworm in northern parts of the state. At high infestation levels, both can cause major yield reductions, but recent years have seen very low populations.Soybean aphids, one of Indiana’s most common and serious summer soybean pests, attacks the crop until September and can reduce yields by 10-15 percent but, again, no problems of this magnitude have been seen in at least four years.More detailed information about scouting for and treating these insects, as well as other common summer pests of corn and soybean, is available at Purdue Extension’s Field Crops Integrated Pest Management website at https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/fieldcropsipm/index.php Previous articleDalzell v. Country View Family Farms, LLC: Right to Farm Act Upheld by Federal CourtNext articleProposed Smithfield Acquisition the Focus on Senate Ag Hearing Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Citigroup Starts to Show Distressed Consumers the Money

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Citigroup Consumer relief Settlements 2016-02-01 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Economic Uncertainty Is Not Dampening Housing for 2016, So Far Next: Freddie Mac Further Expands Credit Risk Sharing Initiatives February 1, 2016 1,371 Views Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Tagged with: Citigroup Consumer relief Settlements Citigroup was credited with more than half a billion dollars in consumer relief toward fulfilling its obligation of $2.5 billion under the terms of a July 2014 settlement July 2014 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and five states for selling toxic residential mortgage-backed securities to investors before the financial crisis, according a report from an independent monitor.Settlement monitor Thomas Perrelli, a former associate U.S. attorney general and now a partner with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Jenner & Block, credited Citi with $512,456,710 in consumer relief for the period covering April 1, 2015, through June 30, 2015. The amount provided during Q2 2015 raised the cumulative total of consumer relief credited to Citi to $689,132,468, still less than a third of the settlement’s requirement of $2.5 billion. The bank has until 2018 to pay the remaining $1.8 billion. The report was Perrelli’s fourth since the settlement was reached and the first since September 2015.According to the monitor, Citi was credited with $512.4 million in consumer relief during Q2 2015 in three different categories or menu items: First lien principal forgiveness ($3.95 million covering 70 transactions); rate reductions/refinancing ($78.5 million covering 2,002 transactions); and principal forgiveness where foreclosure is not pursued ($430 million covering 10,260 transactions). Citi requested credit for relief for 91 loans to affordable rental housing projects with a purported valuation in excess of $500 million; the monitor is currently working with Citi to validate the credit that the bank has submitted for the 91 loans.Citigroup settled with the DOJ and five states (California, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Delaware) for a total of $7 billion in July 2014 amid claims that the bank misled investors as to the quality of mortgage-backed securities it sold. The portion of the penalty that went to the DOJ was $4.5 billion, which was the largest civil penalty to date under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA). Citigroup agreed to pay $2.5 billion in consumer relief as part of the settlement.Click here to see a complete copy of the settlement monitor’s January 2016 report. In the September 2015 report, the monitor credited the bank with $162.7 million in consumer relief for the period covering November 22, 2014, through March 31, 2015. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Citigroup Starts to Show Distressed Consumers the Money Home / Daily Dose / Citigroup Starts to Show Distressed Consumers the Money  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

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