Stink bug and bollworm populations are increasing, but this is just the beginning for some areas. Although spotty in Louisiana and Arkansas, some growers in these areas are still fighting an uphill battle with plant bugs.
The Southeast is seeing a boom in stinkbugs as the cotton crop matures and corn dries out.
Southwest Cotton: Hurting for Heat Units Jul 29, 2021
Hotter weather is welcome over most of our coverage area. Cotton is a week to three weeks behind after the cool, wet spring and much of the summer. But the mid-to-high-90s should help fields recover, notes AgriLife specialist Murilo Maeda.
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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.
Southeast Cotton: Rain Causing Issues Jul 22, 2021
The Southeast is struggling to get in fields as rains continue for days at a time.
Southwest Cotton: Bollworms Below Normal Jul 22, 2021
Bug pressure has decreased in much of the Southwest. But beware of bollworm, stink bug, Lygus, spider mite and fleahopper flare-ups as the crop approaches or hits bloom and nears cutout.
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.
Southeast Cotton: The Calm Before the Stinkbug Storm Jul 15, 2021
The Southeast is seeing relief from aphids and gaining control over plant bugs, but the regions is preparing for stinkbugs.
Pigweed is winning in parts of our coverage area after widespread rain has hindered herbicide application programs. Weed specialist Peter Dotray reviews how timely residual herbicide treatments can hopefully tame pesky plants.