North Carolina Cotton: Bollworm Boom or Bust in 2021? Aug 6, 2021

🕔Aug 6, 2021
As we near early August, cotton growers should be shifting their focus from early-season insects to late-season pests that arrive after bloom, particularly bollworms and stink bugs. Bollworms have been […]

North Carolina Cotton: Additional Threshold for Bollworm Added Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
NC State Extension has two thresholds for bollworm, depending on the type of cotton planted: Bollgard II, TwinLink, WideStrike: 25 total eggs on 100 leaves or fruiting structures (search throughout […]

North Carolina Cotton: How to Nail 2021 Thrips Management Apr 28, 2021

🕔Apr 28, 2021
According to Dr. Edmisten and Collins, planting conditions are improving. With planters rolling soon, we urge growers to think about thrips management now. The best source of information for thrips […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Consider Pests When Terminating Cover Crop Prior to Planting Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a new situation where you were under-prepared? A little over 15 years ago, Dominic trained hard for a marathon and was in peak […]

North Carolina Cotton: Plant Bug Scouting for Differently Aged Fields – Timing Is Everything Jul 8, 2020

🕔Jul 8, 2020
It has been a tough year for cotton across the state. As we move toward squaring and bloom stages, it is essential to plan plant bug scouting strategies depending on […]

North Carolina: Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus Detected Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
In late August of 2019, Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV) was confirmed in a cotton sample submitted to Auburn University’s CLRDV working group. The sample was collected from a variety […]

North Carolina Cotton: Increasing Thrips Damage. Is It Resistance? May 20, 2019

🕔May 20, 2019
Reports of thrips damage on cotton with an insecticidal seed treatment and/or in-furrow neonicotinoid (Admire Pro) have increased over the past week. Concern about thrips resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides (the […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planning for Thrips Infestations in 2019 Apr 26, 2019

🕔Apr 26, 2019
Tobacco thrips surveys across the northern coastal plain found moderate numbers of tobacco thrips in weeds and wheat (Bertie, Camden, Edgecombe, Nash, Pasquotank, Wilson). As temperatures warm, populations are expected […]

North Carolina Cotton: Thrips – Seed Treatment or In-Furrow? Feb 15, 2019

🕔Feb 15, 2019
Lots of folks are wondering what to use downstream for thrips in cotton. It’s critical to not only get the 1) active ingredient from your dealer, but also to get […]

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