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 […]

California Cotton: Whitefly, Aphid Numbers Rising

🕔Oct 5, 2017Introduction This period of sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Monday, August 14, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of […]

Texas Plains: Ideal Weather for Cotton Development, Sugarcane Aphids Still in Late Sorghum

🕔Sep 18, 2017General Situation The weather has been just what the doctor ordered for cotton this past week. Heat units are pilling in and the generally ‘late’ or ‘rank’ cotton is responding […]

Texas West Plains: Aphids in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum

🕔Sep 11, 2017Current Crop and Pest Situation Grain sorghum ranges from nearing harvest on early planted to just near boot. Those acres which have not headed yet I would be extremely conservative […]

Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

🕔Sep 8, 2017General Status I would love to say the pest pressure is winding down as we slip toward fall. The problem is, the pest pressure isn’t really winding down at all […]

California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

🕔Sep 6, 2017Introduction Sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of all cotton fields […]

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