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Georgia Cotton: Whitefly Problem Not Over Until the Last Leaf Falls

Georgia Cotton: Whitefly Problem Not Over Until the Last Leaf Falls

👤By Seth McAllister, University of Georgia Extension County Agent 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Farmers in South Georgia have had their fair share of battles this year. Unfortunately, many cotton fields were plagued with Whiteflies this year as noted in the last post. However, the most important thing to remember is that even though

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California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

👤By Lauren Murphy, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 6, 2017

Introduction Sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of all cotton fields in each county. The Program has a total of 109

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Alabama Cotton: Looming Whitefly Disaster – What To Do (Video)

Alabama Cotton: Looming Whitefly Disaster – What To Do (Video)

👤Video by William Birdsong, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service 🕔Aug 31, 2017

In this video (see below), Auburn University Extension Entomologist Ron Smith discusses options for managing silverleaf whitefly in Alabama cotton in 2017. Heavy pressure built in the state’s southeastern counties and the threatened cotton, especially late-planted fields. This video –

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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: Silverleaf Whitefly Is a Devastating Pest – What You Need to Know

Alabama Cotton: Silverleaf Whitefly Is a Devastating Pest – What You Need to Know

👤By Maggie Lawrence, Alabama Cooperative Extension News Manager 🕔Aug 29, 2017

The silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) is proving to be a big problem for cotton producers in Alabama. First found in Alabama in 1997, SLWF feeds on cotton plants and has been active in the Southeast the last few years. In 2016,

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Florida Cotton: Silverleaf Whiteflies Invade the Panhandle

Florida Cotton: Silverleaf Whiteflies Invade the Panhandle

👤By Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, University of Florida/IFAS Extension, Jackson County 🕔Aug 25, 2017

Sliverleaf whiteflies (SLWF), also known as sweet potato whiteflies, are a major pest in many cropping systems. The SLWF has a broad feeding range of over 600 host plants, which includes ornamental, vegetable, and field crops. This season, large populations

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Alabama Cotton: Controlling Silverleaf Whitefly

Alabama Cotton: Controlling Silverleaf Whitefly

👤By Ron Smith, Auburn University Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 22, 2017

The silverleaf whitefly is a devastating economic pest of cotton. A multi-county area surrounding Tifton, GA was heavily infested in 2016. In 2017, this infested area has spread over much of the 1.3 million acres of cotton planted in Georgia.

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Texas Upper Coast: Generally Good Yields, Look for Whiteflies in Later Cotton

Texas Upper Coast: Generally Good Yields, Look for Whiteflies in Later Cotton

👤By Kate Harrell, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Harvest has been going on great in the upper gulf coast. I’ve seen and heard about good corn, milo, and cotton yields this year. We’ve had a few disagreements with the weather and its behavior lately, but otherwise it’s been

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Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest in Full Swings, Rains Causing Problems for Wine Grapes

Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest in Full Swings, Rains Causing Problems for Wine Grapes

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. County Comments Nathan Eason, White County  Daily rains made it difficult to spray vineyards. Approximately half of all silage has been harvested. Yields have been exceptional. When fields dry,

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Georgia Cotton: Whitefly Infestations Across the State – What Can You Do?

Georgia Cotton: Whitefly Infestations Across the State – What Can You Do?

👤By Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) infestations are being observed in cotton in parts of Georgia. Historically SLWF is a localized pest, requiring management in a relatively small geographic area. High populations of SLWF were observed during the fall of 2016 and the

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