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North Carolina Cotton: Manage Bollworm 1st, But Don’t Forget Stink, Plant Bugs

North Carolina Cotton: Manage Bollworm 1st, But Don’t Forget Stink, Plant Bugs

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Extension Entomology and Plant Pahtologist 🕔Jul 26, 2017

As predicted, our first bollworm flight into cotton has been early and heavy. While our recommendation still stands to be prepared to use insecticides for bollworm overtop Bt cotton (click here), don’t forget that stink bugs and plant bugs will

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Texas High Plains: Crops Dive Right into Heavy Management Mode

Texas High Plains: Crops Dive Right into Heavy Management Mode

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife County Extension IPM Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Jul 25, 2017

General Status Much like we felt last week, fields seem to be flying from a stage when concern and tender care were needed straight to heavy management required quite seamlessly. I generally feel that  most of the care and management

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Cotton – Southeast: Bollworms Slipping Through BT Technology – AgFax 7-19

Cotton – Southeast: Bollworms Slipping Through BT Technology – AgFax 7-19

🕔Jul 21, 2017

Bollworms are building in places and are slipping through certain Bt technologies, including dual-gene varieties. At least some treatments are being made. This parallels similar reports from the lower Midsouth and parts of southeast and central Texas. In those regions, big

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Tennessee Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs, Aphids, Spider Mites; Prepare for Bollworms

Tennessee Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs, Aphids, Spider Mites; Prepare for Bollworms

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee IPM Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Reports continue to indicate moderate but variable infestations of TARNSIHED PLANT BUG in cotton, along with reports of nagging infestations of COTTON APHIDS and rising numbers of SPIDER MITES. There is a lot of chatter about the large bollworm flight in

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Texas High Plains Cotton: Stay Vigilant for Bollworms

Texas High Plains Cotton: Stay Vigilant for Bollworms

👤By Suhas Vyavhare, Texas AgiLife Extension Cotton Entomologist 🕔Jul 20, 2017

We have a wide range of cotton out in the field. Early planted fields are in bloom while some of the late or replanted cotton is a little behind. Overall, insect pest pressure remains light. Cotton fleahopper wouldn’t be an

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Georgia Cotton: Escaped Corn Earworms Showing Up in Bt Fields

Georgia Cotton: Escaped Corn Earworms Showing Up in Bt Fields

👤By Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Extension Entomologist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

During the past week we have received a few reports of escaped corn earworm (CEW) larvae in Bt cottons which exceed recommended thresholds.  Bt cottons are not immune to CEW and never have been.  All Bt cottons should be scouted

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Texas Plains Cotton: Conditions All Over the Place, Growers Finally Able to ‘Stop Putting Out Fires’

Texas Plains Cotton: Conditions All Over the Place, Growers Finally Able to ‘Stop Putting Out Fires’

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Jul 18, 2017

General Status This morning at the Plains Cotton Growers advisory board meeting, Shawn Holladay’s thoughts were shared about the situation. “We’re finally to a point where we can stop putting out fires, so to speak, and really begin managing this

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Louisiana Cotton: Bollworm Moths Spike, Keep an Eye on Bt Fields

Louisiana Cotton: Bollworm Moths Spike, Keep an Eye on Bt Fields

👤By Sebe Brown, LSU AgCenter Extension Entomologist 🕔Jul 17, 2017

For the past two weeks, most of Louisiana has been in the midst of a very large bollworm moth flight. Our moth trap catches were averaging about 10 moths per day and moved to more than 100 late last week.

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Louisiana: False Ragweed Becoming Major Row-Crop Pest

Louisiana: False Ragweed Becoming Major Row-Crop Pest

👤By Bruce Schultz and Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jul 17, 2017

An LSU AgCenter weed scientist speaking at a field day on July 13 at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center warned farmers about ragweed infestations in their fields. The scientist, Daniel Stephenson, said ragweed parthenium has gone from a

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Mississippi Soybeans: Bollworm Treatments Starting In Later Planted Fields

Mississippi Soybeans: Bollworm Treatments Starting In Later Planted Fields

👤By Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook, Mississippi State University Entomologists 🕔Jul 17, 2017

Over the last 5-7 days we are getting reports of above threshold numbers of bollworms in soybeans. This is pretty much restricted to the soybeans that are R2-R4.

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