Sunflower growers should be scouting for sunflower moths. When sampling, use a W pattern and begin counting at least 75-to-100 feet into the field to avoid field margin effects. Count moths on 20 plants at five sampling sites to obtain the total number of moths per 100 plants. Growers should also be on the lookout for grasshoppers. While cereal grains are currently being targeted by grasshopper populations, sunflowers and other crops that are still green will be the next targets.
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