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AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

🕔Sep 15, 2017

Effects from Hurricane Irma varied. Georgia appears to have taken the biggest hit in terms of lint blown out of bolls. Plenty of cotton was twisted up and/or pushed over by winds, which will complicate defoliation and picking.

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Hurricane Irma Puts Early Defoliation On Hold

🕔Sep 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma is pushing back the urge to defoliate any cotton that’s ready in the lower Southeast. The consensus is that Irma will affect Florida, portions of Georgia, the Carolinas and maybe parts of Alabama.  Whitefly remain a factor in Georgia, Alabama

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North Carolina Soybeans: How Late Should You Treat Insects?

North Carolina Soybeans: How Late Should You Treat Insects?

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Entomology and Plant Pathologist 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Most of our field crops are transitioning into insect safe stages, except for soybeans. At this point in the season we are primarily worried about protecting double cropped beans. However, as the late great Yogi Berra quipped, “it ain’t over

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Cotton – Southeast – Whitefly Fight Continues – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Whitefly Fight Continues – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Issues with silverleaf whitefly continue in Georgia, southeast Alabama and parts of Florida — especially in later cotton.

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Continues to Plague Georgia and Alabama

AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Continues to Plague Georgia and Alabama

🕔Aug 24, 2017

Where whitefly are an issue, cotton will be safe when the last leaf is on the ground and any regrowth has been fried. The insect continues to plague Georgia and southeast Alabama.

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Cotton – Southeast – Georgia’s Whitefly Problems Intensify – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Georgia’s Whitefly Problems Intensify – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Where whitefly are spreading, lack of quick product availability has become an ongoing issue. Both of the main insect growth regulators (IGRs) have either been in short supply or unavailable. We’re told that it might require some effort to find second-tier

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Still The Critical Focus In Georgia

AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Still The Critical Focus In Georgia

🕔Aug 11, 2017

Bollworm pressure has subsided in parts of the Midsouth but increased in other areas. Plant bugs continue to be relatively light. Our contacts over the last couple of weeks have used words like “strange” and “eerie” to describe the lack of plant

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North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Earworms Prior To and During Bloom

North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Earworms Prior To and During Bloom

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Entomology and Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 11, 2017

I have received a number of calls and reports of very high earworm numbers in soybeans that are not blooming or at full bloom. Our online threshold calculator for earworms in podding beans can be found by visiting here, clicking

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North Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Considerations for Pyrethroids Used Against Bollworm

North Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Considerations for Pyrethroids Used Against Bollworm

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Entomology and Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Pyrethroids (common examples include Baythroid XL, bifenthrin, Declare, Karate Z, and Mustang Maxx) have been used for managing bollworm (corn earworm) in the Southeast for over 40 years. Given this amount of time, and the prevalence of this insecticidal class

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Stroll Through Georgia and into Alabama, Florida

AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Stroll Through Georgia and into Alabama, Florida

🕔Aug 3, 2017

Silverleaf whitefly greatly expanded their range in Georgia this summer and have now spread into adjoining areas in Alabama and Florida. They are present in 650,000 acres of cotton in Georgia – about half of the state’s crop this year –

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