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Virginia Cotton: Most Pests Below Threshold but Keep Scouting

Virginia Cotton: Most Pests Below Threshold but Keep Scouting

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Aug 10, 2017

The moth flight is holding steady but still either spotty or picking back up a bit after falling off earlier.  For worms, check under bloom tags (the brown dried up bloom that does not fall off the small bolls) as

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Virginia Cotton: Lots of Pests on the Radar, but So Far So Good

Virginia Cotton: Lots of Pests on the Radar, but So Far So Good

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Aug 4, 2017

The bollworm moth flight seems to be peaking for this first round although August is not even a week old. The intensity was variable as very large numbers could be detected in some areas, while in other areas it has

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Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Populations on the Rise

Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Populations on the Rise

👤By Seth Dorman, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Twenty-three representative cotton fields in eight Virginia counties were scouted weekly for mean plant bug density. Data for the July 17th to August 3rd sampling period is represented in the distribution map below. Red dots on the map represent fields

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Texas Blacklands Cotton: Recent Rains Helpful, Could Be Problematic If They Persist

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Recent Rains Helpful, Could Be Problematic If They Persist

👤By Xandra Morris, Texas AgriLife IPM Specialist 🕔Aug 2, 2017

Some places in the county have gotten up to 2 inches of rain today. Hopefully many of our fields can use the moisture to help fill out bolls. Up to this point, many fields were under moisture stress and were

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Alabama Cotton: Bug Clean Up Spray Advised for Fields in 4th-5th Week of Bloom

Alabama Cotton: Bug Clean Up Spray Advised for Fields in 4th-5th Week of Bloom

👤By Ron Smith, Alabama Cooperative Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 1, 2017

What are we currently finding in Alabama cotton fields? Plant bugs, both the tarnished and clouded species, have finally reached threshold or treatment levels in April planted fields that have not been sprayed. Some level of brown stink bugs can

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Alabama Cotton: Plant Bug and Stink Bug Control Options

Alabama Cotton: Plant Bug and Stink Bug Control Options

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Regional Extension Agent 🕔Jul 27, 2017

Bifenthrin did a good job of controlling plant bugs last year. However, this year there was a few scattered reports in the Tennessee Valley of bifenthrin not controlling plant bugs. I was hesitant to include bifenthrin in my last e-mail

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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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South Carolina Cotton: Aphids on the Decline; Keep Track of When Fields Start Bloom

South Carolina Cotton: Aphids on the Decline; Keep Track of When Fields Start Bloom

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University Entomologist 🕔Jul 14, 2017

News from Around the State Charles Davis, county agent in Calhoun County, reported that “the biggest insect issue I see in cotton this week is an aphid population that refuses to go away. Populations are still high but came down

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Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Distribution Map – See Where They’re Active

Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Distribution Map – See Where They’re Active

👤By Seth Dorman, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 14, 2017

Twenty-three representative cotton fields in eight Virginia counties were scouted weekly for plant bug abundance and square retention. Data for the June 28th through July 13th sampling period is represented in the distribution map below. We will continue to post

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Alabama Cotton: Options for Plant Bug Control

Alabama Cotton: Options for Plant Bug Control

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Jul 12, 2017

A concern of many cotton farmers now is plant bugs especially if their cotton is near a corn field. I would dare to venture that a significant portion of our cotton crop in north Alabama is not scouted on a

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