Alabama Cotton Insects: By The Numbers

    1. Acres Planted: 444,948
    2. Fields Planted: 22,000
    3. Average Field Size:
    4. Average Field Size by County:
      • Smallest: Randolph – 7.1 acres
      • Largest: Lowndes – 46.0 acres
    5. Estimated Percent Yield Loss Statewide to:
      • Weather: 29.3% (drought, excessive rainfall, wind, etc.)
      • Insects: 3.33%
        • Bollworms: 0%
        • Plant Bugs: 0.4% (#1 in North AL)
        • Stink Bugs: 1.5% (#1 in Central and South AL)
        • Thrips: 1.0%
        • All Others: 0.4%
    6. Estimated Total Number of Insect Management Decisions Made: 374,000
    7. Insecticide Applications per Acre: 3.96
    8. Cotton Insect Research Trials and Projects: 18
    9. Syngenta Pest Patrol Hotline (1-800) Updates: 13
    10. Insect Related Tweets: 107 (@ScottGraham72 @Ron_Smith23)
    11. Insect Scouting Videos Posted: 7
    12. News Releases (AgFax, ACES.edu, etc.): 26
    13. On-Farm in-Season Visits: 34
    14. Counties Visited During Season: 23
    15. Insect Educational Blogs: 10
    16. Alabama Crops Report Newsletters: 18
    17. Alabama Cotton Shorts Newsletters: 12



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