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Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

👤By Joe Funderburk, University of Florida Entomologist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide provides growers with up-to-date information on scouting and managing insects

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Alabama Peanuts: Weather and Insects – Major Shifts in Pest Activity, Abundance

Alabama Peanuts: Weather and Insects – Major Shifts in Pest Activity, Abundance

👤By Ayanava Majumdar and Kris Balkcom, Alabama Cooperative Extension Entomologists 🕔Sep 5, 2017

This report is based on continuous insect monitoring information (May to August) using sticky wing pheromone traps. In this article we have also compared insect counts from 2016 (a drought year) and 2017 (a wet year) to provide some interesting

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South Carolina Soybeans: Lots of Loopers and Stink Bugs

South Carolina Soybeans: Lots of Loopers and Stink Bugs

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University Entomologist 🕔Sep 1, 2017

News from Around the State I collected hundreds of soybean loopers yesterday with Hannah Mikell, county agent in Clarendon County, and Cag Brunson, producer near Summerton, SC (thanks for the help Cag!), that were treated within a 2-week window that

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Alabama: Scout Late-Soybeans for Loopers, Whiteflies a Threat to Cotton

Alabama: Scout Late-Soybeans for Loopers, Whiteflies a Threat to Cotton

👤By Tim Reed, Ron Smith, Alana Jacobson, and Barry Freeman, Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 30, 2017

During the 3rd week of August cotton bollworm (CBW) moth trap catch numbers increased significantly over the previous week in Baldwin and Escambia Counties and declined in Autauga and Limestone Counties. Tobacco budworm (TBW) moth trap catches increased in Henry

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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: When in Drought, Don’t Forget to Scout!

Alabama: When in Drought, Don’t Forget to Scout!

👤By Ayanava Majumdar, Neil Kelly, and Monte Baugh, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 9, 2017

This article should appeal to a wide range of producers across Alabama. Year 2016 was an interesting year that started with a very wet spring followed by a drought that really started in June with a dramatic reduction in precipitation

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Alabama Peanuts: Lots of Thrips, Other Pests on the Rise

Alabama Peanuts: Lots of Thrips, Other Pests on the Rise

👤By Ayanava Majumdar and Austin Hagan, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 9, 2016

Many sucking insect pests attack peanuts grown across the southeast. Untreated research plots in Alabama showed a high number of thrips; feeding and leaf distortion was more severe on the field borders than plot middles. The same can be expected

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North Carolina Soybeans: Corn Earworm Management

North Carolina Soybeans: Corn Earworm Management

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Extension Specialist 🕔Aug 6, 2015

Corn earworm/tobacco budworm can defoliate soybeans, but are more serious pests of seeds forming in the pod. They should never be sprayed at flowering, but should be controlled when pods are present (especially at R4 to R7). Thresholds vary with

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South Carolina: Question of the Week: Tobacco Budworm

South Carolina: Question of the Week: Tobacco Budworm

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Jun 11, 2015

Last week the question was:  What kind of moth is this? This is a tobacco budworm moth.  The caterpillar of this moth can be a serious pest of several crops including tobacco and cotton.  The moth and caterpillar are very

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North Carolina Tobacco: Budworms Hatching, but Wait Til They Reach Threshold

North Carolina Tobacco: Budworms Hatching, but Wait Til They Reach Threshold

👤By Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University 🕔May 27, 2015

We observed our first budworm of the season this week in our research at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, and I’ve also gotten word from agents that growers are noticing larvae in their fields.  At this

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