More rainfall across the board makes for an abnormal July following suit for the first half of 2021. No one is complaining, but concerns are growing about the ability to make timely Pix applications.
Rain continues over much of the Midsouth providing a break from many pests for some but creating difficulties with Pix applications. Many areas saw rain for four days straight over the weekend, and there’s more in the forecast for this weekend. Just as the cotton was starting to pick back up, more water.
Midsouth Cotton: Pest Populations Rising — And It Hurts Worse After a Rough Start to Planting Jul 2, 2021
Plant bugs continue to increase, and bollworm populations are expected to rise soon as more corn hits brown silk. Plant bugs have been at treatment level in many areas for about two weeks and continue to require treatments. Stink bug populations are also rising, and redbanded stink bugs have been spotted in very low numbers.
After mid-June floods, growers were forced to access fields and make the tough decision to replant this late in the season or not. Other areas are looking to irrigate as temperatures continue to rise.
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Hurricane Laura threatens crops on a wide basis, especially on the western side of the Midsouth.
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Cotton – Midsouth/Delta – Bollworms Head North, More Cotton Moves Into Safety Zone – AgFax Aug 13, 2020
Open bolls are becoming a bit more obvious in the lower Midsouth. More cotton has cut out and moved past the point that pests matter.
The heaviest bollworm egg lay in several years has progressed through a significant portion of the region.