Texas West Plains: Aphids in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum Sep 11, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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 […]

Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn Aug 31, 2017

🕔Aug 31, 2017General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention […]

Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out Aug 17, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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 […]

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