Cotton – Midsouth – Insect Mix Plus “Funny” Plant Growth – AgFax Jul 18, 2019

🕔Jul 18, 2019Regulating growth – that’s a big focus across the region this week. Rains have kept sprayers out of the field when treatments are needed the most. Plants also are shedding squares after this prolonged stretch of rain and cloudy weather.

Cotton – Midsouth – Coping In An Out-Of-Sync Season – AgFax Jul 11, 2019

🕔Jul 11, 2019Much of the Midsouth cotton crop has hit bloom and the mood among people in the field has noticeably perked up in the past several weeks. Still, the season is largely out of sync. Normally by now, bollworms are turning up in cotton in the southern portion of our coverage area, but the expected flight hasn’t kicked into gear.

Mississippi Cotton: Bollworm Management Guidelines Jul 10, 2019

🕔Jul 10, 2019There are only sporadic reports of bollworm eggs beginning to show up in MS cotton. Generally the first big bollworm flight begins around the week of July 4 and peaks […]

Cotton – Midsouth – More Blooms, Pests And Growth – Welcome To July – AgFax Jul 3, 2019

🕔Jul 3, 2019With a stretch of mostly sunny and rain-free days, growers have largely caught up on field work and plants have visibly responded to better growing conditions and a bit of TLC.

Mississippi Cotton, Soybeans: Early-Mid Season Insect Issues – Podcast Jun 28, 2019

🕔Jun 28, 2019Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook discuss current situation with early-mid season insect pests issues in Mississippi row crops. http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/audio/6.27.19%20Insect%20pest%20update.mp3

Cotton – Midsouth – Insects Prompting More Decisions – AgFax Jun 27, 2019

🕔Jun 27, 2019Midsouth crops are generally not suffering from a lack of moisture as we head towards July. Frequent rains across much of the region have minimized irrigation costs on a wide basis. Plant bugs are becoming more apparent and the treatment pace has picked up in older cotton.

Mississippi Cotton: Early Season Insect Issues – Podcast Jun 20, 2019

🕔Jun 20, 2019Entomologists Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook join Bobby Golden to discuss early season insect issues in cotton. http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/audio/6-18-19CottonEarlySeasonInsects.mp3

Cotton – Midsouth – Irregular Stands Mean Complications Ahead – AgFax Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019Irregular cotton stands will be a headache for many growers and crop advisors until that last defoliation spray goes out. It’s not that every stand is out of whack, but more fields than usual have wide and odd combinations of small and large cotton plants.

Mississippi Cotton: Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers Damaging Young Crops Jun 14, 2019

🕔Jun 14, 2019I have had quite a few calls this year about threecornered alfalfa hoppers in cotton. There have been a few treatments on limited acres to date. In the past damage […]

Cotton – Midsouth – On The Verge Of Plant Bugs – AgFax Jun 12, 2019

🕔Jun 12, 2019Plant bug numbers are increasing in places and more treatments are being made. No catastrophic situations are being reported but the annual tussle with plant bugs has started. Fleahoppers are more widespread this year in Louisiana. See comments by Sebe Brown.

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