Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

🕔Aug 17, 2017Cotton ranges from just starting to bloom to hard cut-out (0 nodes above white flower). Ideally cotton will be blooming out-the-top by now; because we have reached that point when […]

Texas Plains: Next Few Weeks Critical for Crop Yields

🕔Aug 8, 2017General Status Welcome back to crop crunch time. Planting, early season weed control, early irrigations, fertilizing, everything that our area producers have accomplished up until now has only been the […]

Texas Plains: Crop Conditions Highly Variable with Lots of Pests to Choose From

🕔Aug 2, 2017General Status As par usual for 2017, field situations still depend greatly on which field you are in. Across Hale, Swisher, & Floyd we do not just have the good, […]

Sawyer On Crops: Georgia Aphids – Spray ‘Em? Let The Cadavers Guide You

🕔Jul 14, 2017Cotton aphids still linger in some Georgia fields. Should you still be treating them? Andrew Sawyer address that question in this issue of his South Georgia Pine podcast.

Florida: Insects Stirring In Panhandle Crops

🕔Jun 30, 2017At the beginning to middle of the month I was seeing different species of armyworms. Fall armyworms are usually more active in July but they are turning up sporadically just […]

Georgia Cotton: Aphid Fungus Starting to Appear

🕔Jun 27, 2017We observed the aphid fungus, Neozygites fresenii, which causes aphid populations to crash on the Tifton Campus on June 26, 2017.  We have also received some early observations from both […]

Tennessee Cotton: Control Options for Plant Bugs and Aphids

🕔Jun 27, 2017As we move into the third week of squaring on many fields, with some earlier field having 12+ nodes, I’ve had some calls about plant bugs and aphids. Here are […]

Texas Blacklands: Be on Watch for Cotton Aphids, Corn Earworms

🕔Jun 15, 2017Cotton Cotton aphids may be taking off in some fields following treatments for thrips and fleahoppers. Unfortunately, the few products we have to treat these pests are highly toxic to […]

Texas Cotton, Sorghum: Abundant Cotton Aphids, Sugarcane Aphids Not So Much

🕔May 25, 2017Cotton Cotton ranges from 1 to 5 true leaves. A lot of the cotton was sprayed for thrips last week, but sprays only give you about five days of protection. […]

Texas LRGV Row Crops: Cotton Squaring; Sugarcane Aphid in the Grain Sorghum

🕔Apr 21, 2017General Situation This week brought about some rain storms and looks like we will continue to receive some chances for rain across the Valley in the next week. Temperatures are […]

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