Alabama Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bug Alert Jul 8, 2020

🕔Jul 8, 2020
Due to abundant rainfall over most of the state in recent weeks, the migration of adult plant bugs from wild host (daisy fleabane) has been slow and extended over several […]

Alabama: Cotton, Soybean Scouting School Goes Digital, July 24 Jul 7, 2020

🕔Jul 7, 2020
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Cotton Scouting School is iconic. For 60 years, Extension scientists taught the Scouting School in person and hands-on. But the 61st Cotton Scouting School  is going […]

Alabama: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Baldwin and Mobile counties who suffered losses due to recent drought, may be eligible for […]

Alabama: Unusual Weather Gives Unusual Year for Cotton Insects Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
Mild winter weather, cool spring days and a handful of heat-filled scorchers combined to create an interesting situation with cotton insects this spring and summer. Alabama Cooperative Extension System crop […]

Alabama Soybeans: Scout Fields for Redbanded Stink Bugs Jun 30, 2020

🕔Jun 30, 2020
Last week (6/26) we found high numbers of redbanded stink bugs (RBSB) on soybeans at the research station in Prattville. This invasive species is a little more aggressive and difficult to manage […]

Alabama Cotton: Scouting, Control of Plant Bugs – Video Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
We have not been able to have face-to-face scout schools because of the corona virus so I have asked Alabama Extension entomologists Dr. Ron Smith and Dr. Scott Graham to […]

Alabama: Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus Confirmed Jun 18, 2020

🕔Jun 18, 2020
Alabama Cooperative Extension System scientists have confirmed the presence of cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV-AL) in Alabama cotton. This confirmation comes one month earlier than it did in 2019 and […]

Alabama: Fire Ants Causing Early Damage in Hemp Jun 18, 2020

🕔Jun 18, 2020
Fire ants are active throughout the state and are causing damage to young hemp plants. For producers growing outdoor hemp in any capacity – including bare ground, plastic mulch, or […]

Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease Appears a Month Early Jun 18, 2020

🕔Jun 18, 2020
Alabama Cooperative Extension System scientists have confirmed the presence of cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV-AL) in Alabama cotton. This confirmation comes one month earlier than it did in 2019 and […]

Alabama Cotton: Spider Mites Emerging, What You Should Know Jun 17, 2020

🕔Jun 17, 2020
The two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, is an occasional economic pest of Alabama cotton. Adult two-spotted spider mites are 0.3 to 0.4 milliliters in size and may be red, yellow, or […]

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