Texas Blacklands Cotton: Fruit Shed and Nutrient Deficiencies; Pests Light, but Keep Eyes Open Jul 3, 2022

🕔Jul 3, 2022
GENERAL We finally got a much-needed break from the triple digit temperatures, and some areas even received some rain although it was much less than what is needed. Area crops […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Keep Scouting for Fleahoppers, Aphids Jun 13, 2022

🕔Jun 13, 2022
GENERAL A full week of dry and excessively hot temperatures has taken a toll on the areas corn crop and is not helping the cotton crop as it is trying […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Fleahopper Numbers Climb May 28, 2022

🕔May 28, 2022
GENERAL Another round of rain halted wheat harvest operations, but was greatly appreciated as the areas corn, cotton, and sorghum acres were getting a little parched. Wheat yield reports are […]

Texas Blacklands: Widespread Rains Aid Crops May 2, 2022

🕔May 2, 2022
GENERAL The area wide soaking we have been hoping for, finally arrived earlier this week. The recent rains will help wheat finish out the crop and keep the corn and […]

Pennsylvania Small Grains: Beware Hessian Fly and Aphids in Fall-Planted Crops Oct 13, 2021

🕔Oct 13, 2021
With silage harvest progressing, many farmers in Pennsylvania are turning, or have turned, their attention to establishing small grains. With fall-established small grains, it is wise to be aware of […]

Oklahoma Pecans: Late Season Insect Pests Oct 5, 2021

🕔Oct 5, 2021
Pecan producers are nearing the end of the production season. Shuck-split in early maturing cultivars is at hand, with harvest to begin shortly. Pecan weevil season has been somewhat sporadic. […]

South Carolina Cotton: Bollworms on the Rise Aug 3, 2021

🕔Aug 3, 2021
Captures of bollworm moths in my pheromone traps increased again this week and might continue up for next week. We will keep reporting the numbers. Moths are in the air, […]

Winter Wheat: Control Volunteer Wheat to Protect Next Year’s Crop Jul 20, 2021

🕔Jul 20, 2021
Did you know you can lose two wheat crops from one hailstorm? It could be yours or your neighbor’s.

Texas LRGV: Watch for Whiteflies in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Building Jul 20, 2021

🕔Jul 20, 2021
General Situation This week we managed to scout in some farily dry fields but majority of LRGV is still very muddy due to the 8-12 inches received the previous week […]

Louisiana Rice: Pest Concerns for Late-Planted Crops May 3, 2021

Rice Stem Borer. Photo: University of Arkansas
🕔May 3, 2021
The recommended planting dates for Louisiana rice are March 10–April 15 for southwest regions and April 1–May 5 in the north. In an ideal world, all rice would be planted […]

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