Texas Plains Cotton: When to Start Applying Harvest Aids? Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019General Status We have received decent and substantial rainfall events since our last newsletter two weeks ago. This came too late to help our earlier planted corn and almost too […]

South Carolina: Pee Dee Research Field Day Discusses Soil Health, Pest Management Sep 12, 2019

🕔Sep 12, 2019Healthy soils are important for healthy crops and Clemson University researcher Rongzhong Ye says planting cover crops, especially cereal rye, can help rejuvenate South Carolina soils. Cover crops during the off […]

Texas Plains Pests: Cotton Passed Cut-Out; Mites, Aphids in Corn, Sorghum Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019General Status The summer scouting season starts to draw to a close without any notable bollworm migration, flights, or cotton infestation to speak of while Banks grass mites and sugarcane […]

Tennessee: Insect Control – Last Week for Cotton, Not So Much for Soybeans Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019Even for our latest cotton, given an average frost date of around October 15, this is the last week you can likely justify insecticide applications to cotton. We’ve had a […]

Texas Cotton, Corn: Bollworms, Bt Resistance, and Field Scouting Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019Transgenic crops are an ever-evolving technology dealing with pests in the corn, cotton and sorghum fields in Hale and Swisher counties of Texas. Farmers began relying upon these technologies in […]

Texas Plains Pests: Hot, Dry Conditions Keeping Activity Limited Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019General Status Not much has changed again this week. We are still in a prolonged extremely hot and dry pattern. We have had a few below triple digit days due […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Watching for Aphids Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019For some, August has brought some rain showers which have helped. While others have received nary a drop. So, this patchwork of wet and dry has made it difficult to […]

Texas Plains Pests: Migratory Bollworms Remain an Uncertainty Aug 20, 2019

🕔Aug 20, 2019General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Insects Scarce but Keep Scouting Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019Cotton ranges from 8 nodes above white flower (very late cotton) to O nodes above white flower (blooming out the top). Ideally your cotton would be the latter, because we […]

Tennessee Cotton: Be on Lookout for Bollworms – Podcast Aug 14, 2019

🕔Aug 14, 2019Dr. Scott Stewart is putting out a BOLO (Be On the Look-Out) for bollworms in cotton. In this podcast, he explains proper scouting techniques, treatment thresholds and effective insecticides for […]

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