Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: 3 Early Season Pests – Thrips, Fleahoppers, Aphids

🕔May 10, 2019The oldest cotton in the Mid-Coast is squaring and the youngest is just emerging from the ground.  Pest management in early season is primarily focused on two or three insect […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Aphids Attracting Ladybugs

🕔Apr 5, 2019At the start of this week we were rained out across the Valley. Many areas including Donna, Pharr, Edinburg, Weslaco, Mercedes, La Villa, and others received 1.5 to 2 inches […]

Texas West Plains IPM: High Temps Pushing Cotton

🕔Jul 20, 2018Cotton Cotton is currently being driven hard by the high temperatures.There are several fields which will have already reached physiological cut-out of 5 or fewer nodes above uppermost 1st position […]

South Carolina Cotton: Bollworms, Stink Bugs Moving in from Corn

🕔Jul 13, 2018We still have plenty of aphids, but there was a report this week of the aphid fungus in the middle of the state. So, if you haven’t treated for aphids […]

South Carolina Cotton: Insect Pressure on the Rise – Scout Your Fields

🕔Jul 6, 2018Well, we have insects in cotton now, don’t we? Aphids, spider mites, plant bugs, early stink bugs, etc., are out there, especially in the earliest planted fields. Spider mites could […]

Alabama Cotton: Keep Watch for Blue Disease

🕔May 16, 2018​Blue disease, which is caused by the aphid transmitted virus cotton leafroll dwarf, was tenatively identified in cotton collected in Barbour and Henry Co in 2017. Cotton with similar symptoms […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Dryland – Drought; Fleahoppers

🕔May 14, 2018General Situation For the majority of the Valley cotton and grain is coming along nicely but for those dryland farmers in Willacy County this has certainly been a rough year […]

Texas Cotton: Scouting for Thrips and Aphids

🕔May 1, 2018I am currently keeping an eye out for thrips. This is a small (about 1/15″) light tan or straw colored insect with a punch and suck type mouthpart and asymmetrical […]

Texas: Cotton Pests Moving; Early Sugarcane Aphid Sightings

🕔Apr 13, 2018Hi everyone! This week we experienced a little bit of rain on Monday night creeping into Tuesday morning with rain totals of anywhere from 0.20 to 1 inch in some […]

Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Oct 19, 2017General Status For the past few weeks or so we had been socked in with moisture and cool temperatures, only to finally come out of the pattern into frosty and […]

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