Late season foliar and soilborne peanut diseases continue to be problem in Alabama due to conducive weather. Peanut rust has been found on non-treated plants in research trials in Headland. […]
Recent rains and overcast conditions have caused hardlock and boll rot in many fields. Both commonly appear when lower canopy bolls open during periods of rain or extremely high humidity […]
Due to the warm, wet weather, fungal diseases continue to be an issue for Alabama cotton. Cotton producers should continue to scout their cotton fields for areolate mildew and target […]
Rice harvest in Arkansas accelerated last week, spurred by the approach of Tropical Storm Gordon’s remnants, and this week, farmers are hoping for dry weather to get cotton bolls open […]
Boll Rot in cotton is a frequent issue in Alabama, and when growers notice it in their fields around harvest time questions invariable arise: what caused Boll Rot in my […]
Alabama Cotton: Hardlock and Boll Rot in 2016 Oct 28, 2016
Earlier, I received a call from the BASF sales representative in South Alabama. Apparently, he has gotten complaints from producers in the Jay, FL up through Atmore, AL are about […]
Georgia is really starting to get busy with harvest as growers are full throttle digging peanuts and defoliating cotton, but that doesn’t mean disease season is quite over yet.
Numerous calls have been received in the past week regarding the initiation of boll rot. The environmental conditions at present remain conducive for the development of boll rot.
Caution should be taken when blaming all boll rot on bacterial blight simply because the disease was so widespread during 2014.
There have been a lot of wet, rainy conditions during boll opening and it’s not good for the crop, with a lot of instances of boll rot and hard lock.