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Insects were so bad around these parts this year that we had to call in the big guns, :shock:




 

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Great photos, a pity that you had so many 'flying' critters.
 

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A good way to "get er done". Thanks for the pics.
 

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Those guys earn every penny flying so close to the ground, but fun to watch. ;)
Not sure where, but the local news did a short story last week, where a helicopter
was spraying and wound up in the field. Luckily the pilot walked away.
 

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What kind of insects prwttsh ;)
 

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Some nice looking crops there!!!!Love to watch those dusters don't see them around here very often Guess they don't like the mtns :lol: :lol:
 

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What kind of insects prwttsh ;)
We were having an abundant crop of Japanese Beetles, Rootworm Beetles, and Bean leaf Beetles. Now it looks like Spidermites in the Soybeans is gonna be our next battle :x
 

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BigDaveinKY said:
Those guys earn every penny flying so close to the ground, but fun to watch. ;)
Not sure where, but the local news did a short story last week, where a helicopter
was spraying and wound up in the field. Luckily the pilot walked away.
They couldn't pay me enough to do it..... ;)
 

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Bruce, yall have kudzu bugs yet up your way? They seem to be the newest imported pest that are working on beans in the south.
 

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Bruce, yall have kudzo bugs yet up your way? They seem to be the newest imported pest that are working on beans in the south.
:shock: :shock: :eek: OH no, not another import? We don't have any yet that I've heard of. What do these little critters look like?
 

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prwttsh said:
Jim in NC said:
Bruce, yall have kudzo bugs yet up your way? They seem to be the newest imported pest that are working on beans in the south.
:shock: :shock: :eek: OH no, not another import? We don't have any yet that I've heard of. What do these little critters look like?
I first discovered them when in Brunswick Co., NC along the coast back in March when down there to settle Mom's property. I saw these strange critters on her shrubbery. I have a brother that works for NCDA. He took pics and passed them on to an entomologist(sp?). They were identified as kudzu bugs, brought into the southern US to control kudzu. They are spreading northwards. Soon after the ID of the critters were known, I began getting emails and articles showing up in the various agricultural publications I get about these varmints. There are pics on the net, but they remind me of a "small tank". They are compact and have a domed back.
 

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those crop dusters just gota be a lil crazy to do what they do! bet its a hoot to fly one of those tho
 

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Someplace I thought I read they were a member of the stinkbug family
 
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