Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, False Chinch Bugs on the Rise Aug 7, 2019

🕔Aug 7, 2019Despite some cooler days, we have had enough hot weather and time without rainfall to give us some clues as to our early damaged and cold shocked crops and whether […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Good Growth in Heat, Mostly Quiet on Insects Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019General Status Hot with some of the first triple digit temperatures of the growing season. Which, despite being uncomfortable for humans, is what our late cotton needs, assuming it is […]

Texas Plains Pests: Increasing or Crashing, Depending on Crop Moisture Aug 20, 2018

🕔Aug 20, 2018General Status Rain showers crisscrossed the region again in the past seven days bringing much needed moisture but unfortunately for several hotspots it came with severe and damaging weather too. […]

Georgia Peanuts: Insect Activity Picking Up Jul 30, 2018

🕔Jul 30, 2018Insect activity is beginning to pick up in some of our Georgia peanut fields, and now is a really good time for growers who may not have a consultant or […]

Oklahoma Cotton: 2018 Drought; Resistant Bollworm Horror Jul 27, 2018

🕔Jul 27, 2018The 2018 drought continues with 87.62 percent of the state in drought, rainfall over the past 14 days has not been sufficient to alleviate this situation. The seven day forecast […]

Alabama Peanuts: Moth Activity Rising, Scout for Caterpillars Jun 28, 2018

🕔Jun 28, 2018It is time to scout peanuts again and prevent insect outbreaks with timely intervention! Excessive rain in May slowed moth activity, but we have detected a sudden increase in pest […]

Alabama: Precision Ag and IPM – Effectiveness of Automated Traps for Pest Monitoring Aug 28, 2017

🕔Aug 28, 2017Caterpillars can cause severe crop failure and contamination in high value crops grown in open field or closed environments. Pest monitoring and identification are critical early steps to implement integrated pest […]

Texas Plains: Next Few Weeks Critical for Crop Yields Aug 8, 2017

🕔Aug 8, 2017General Status Welcome back to crop crunch time. Planting, early season weed control, early irrigations, fertilizing, everything that our area producers have accomplished up until now has only been the […]

Texas Plains: Crop Conditions Highly Variable with Lots of Pests to Choose From Aug 2, 2017

🕔Aug 2, 2017General Status As par usual for 2017, field situations still depend greatly on which field you are in. Across Hale, Swisher, & Floyd we do not just have the good, […]

Alabama Peanuts: Decline in Moth Activity, Watch for Three-Cornered Alfalfa Hoppers Jul 28, 2017

🕔Jul 28, 2017This report is based on sticky wing pheromone trap catches from 16 locations and direct crop scouting, along with information from producer calls. The overall population trends (see charts at […]

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