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

🕔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, 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 […]

Texas Plains Crops: Drought Taking Toll on Plants and Pests

🕔Jul 24, 2018General Status The persistent drought conditions are taking their toll. Most dryland fields are already few and far between but the areas within Hale, Swisher, and Floyd that have received […]

Alabama Peanuts: Insects Slowly Building, Keep Scouting

🕔Jul 20, 2018Rains have continued for the most part in Alabama with almost none of the key peanut production areas marked as drought on the US Drought Monitor website. This is good […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Plenty of Pests, PGR Decisions, Irrigation Needs

🕔Jul 17, 2018General Status Some beneficial rains did cross the area late last week and weekend with some minimal damage reported. These rains were welcome but far from filling our dry soil […]

Oklahoma Soybeans: Managing Pod-Feeding Insects

🕔Jul 11, 2018We have received scattered reports from NE Oklahoma of stink bug activity and foliage and pod-feeding caterpillars in soybean. As soybeans set seed and fill out, they definitely need protection […]

Texas Plains: Crops Progressing Rapidly; Cotton Fruit Loss a Concern

🕔Jul 10, 2018General Status We remain hopeful for a soaking rain but recently the skies only like to send heat units. We certainly are racking up those heat units. Unfortunately, what corn […]

Virginia Peanuts: Scout Fields for Corn Earworms, Tobacco Budworms

🕔Jul 10, 2018Peanut scouts in Suffolk today found fields with above threshold numbers of corn earworm/tobacco budworm (4 per row foot). Fields previously treated recently with chlorpyrifos may be at higher risk […]

Alabama Bt Crops: Corn Earworms, Cotton Bollworms Building Resistance

🕔Jul 6, 2018Cotton bollworms and corn earworms are outpacing science’s ability to slip through genetically engineered crops. The introduction of genetic engineering in cotton was game-changing for producers. Even more so was […]

Texas Plains Pests: Insects Flaring, Weeds Toughening Up in High Heat

🕔Jun 29, 2018General Status This week we have seen the return of some rather harsh hot and dry conditions. Most days the temperatures have been triple digit but if not, it was […]

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