Since I have heard of growers seeing Fall Armyworm in sweet potatoes recently and asking questions about spraying, I have attached all registered products for sweet potatoes on Armyworm. Product OZ Per Acre PHI REI Coragen – 3.5 to 5
Soybean farmers should be aware of a new disease caused by soybean vein necrosis virus (SVNV). The virus has likely been in soybeans for some time, but was probably overlooked or misdiagnosed before recent detections. The disease has been detected
Loopers that we saw in late July and early August never went away, but more adults are picking up in our pheromone trap and small larvae are showing up in soybeans from this new batch. Here are two keys to
The 2015 cotton crop will soon be winding down and it’s nearly time to be thinking about preparing this crop for harvest. Defoliation and harvest aid decisions can often be difficult as many factors influence product selection and rates. Even
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 23, 2015. Extension Comments Jan McGuinn – Rutherford County Extension Scattered rainfall continued this week. Amounts not significant enough to correct crop moisture needs. Livestock producers are continuing to utilize hay
Sugarcane aphid, a new invasive pest of sorghum, continues to spread. Identification and insecticide information on this pest can be found here and thresholds can be found here. If you are unsure of identification, a sample can always be sent
August is not typically when growers in this area defoliate cotton. However, given the seasonal variances, several key points need to be considered. First some fields have cut-out. These plants have a compact fruit set, no flowers and reddening leaves.
Donna Teasley, Burke County Extension: Corn and soybeans planted early are okay. Those that planted a little later are suffering. Poor pollination in corn and soybeans small. Paul Westfall, Granville County Extension: Received some needed showers during the week, but those were
One of many important components of growing crops is scouting for pests. Scouting is described as a precise assessment of pest pressure and crop stages in order to evaluate economic risks due to pest pressure. It also helps with making
Soybeans range from R1-R6. Consequently, some acres will be safe from further pest damage in the coming weeks. Minimal acres have been treated for soybean loopers and bean leaf beetles.
More rice harvest is underway in the Midsouth. Yields vary widely but continue to be lower than usual in many areas.