Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, Watch Late Fields for Fleahoppers Aug 9, 2021

🕔Aug 9, 2021
General Status All apologies for being late with this newsletter, but stomach viruses show no mercy. This week crops are advancing well although most fields still fall into the ‘late’ […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Sugarcane Aphids Confirmed; Keep Scouting Cotton Fields Aug 9, 2021

🕔Aug 9, 2021
The presence of Sugarcane Aphid (SCA) has been confirmed in grain sorghum in Hockley County as of Wednesday, August 4th. The field confirmed with SCA was planted first week of […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Some Stink Bug Damage, Low Numbers of Bollworms, Aphids Jul 31, 2021

🕔Jul 31, 2021
GENERAL: Cotton in the area is still blooming and setting fruit, but some area cotton fields are quickly approaching cutout. Aphids have returned to some area fields, but currently populations […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Mostly Quiet but Keep Your Eyes Open Jul 31, 2021

🕔Jul 31, 2021
Let me first start with grain sorghum and corn, since it is relatively easy to summarize right now. I have not confirmed sugarcane aphids (SCA) being found on grain sorghum […]

South Carolina Cotton: Aphids on the Rise, Look Out for Spider Mites Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
We are leaving thrips in the rear-view mirror and dealing with aphids, spider mites, and plant bugs head-on. As the crop starts to set squares, we will observe increasing populations […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Fleahopper, Aphid Populations Explode Jun 15, 2021

🕔Jun 15, 2021
GENERAL Dry and warmer weather is finally moved into the area during the middle of this past week and has allowed for wheat harvest to ramp up and cotton growth. […]

Texas LRGV: Cotton Mostly Clean, Sorghum Midge Still a Problem Jun 15, 2021

🕔Jun 15, 2021
General Situation This week we finally received some sunshine and crops started to dry out and the mosquitos decided to show up. Many growers were getting into what fields they […]

Texas LRGV: Aphids Skyrocket in Cotton, Keep Watch for Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
General Situation Over the weekend many growers received some much-needed rain around the LRGV. Majority of Valley got anywhere from 1 inch to 2.5 inches with a handful of places […]

Texas LRGV: Aphids Active, Be Aware of Volunteer Cotton in Replanted Fields Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
General Situation This week we had temperatures in the low 90s during the day and 70s at night for the LRGV. Very windy majority of the week with wind gusts […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Lots of Pests but No Economic Threats for Now Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
GENERAL Wheat across the area is progressing nicely and some fields are starting to have the heads change colors as the grain filling process continues. Leaf and stripe rust spores […]

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