Texas Cotton: Fleahopper 101 – From Scouting to Treatment Jul 12, 2019

🕔Jul 12, 2019This is just a heads up that there have been a few reports of cotton fleahoppers in cotton.  Cotton fleahopper adults are pale green to gray-green; nymphs are lighter-colored with reddish […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Not Much Thrips Damage, Lots of Fleahoppers May 14, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019This year I have seen low thrips numbers in the fields in the Wharton, Jackson and Matagorda county area. The threshold for thrips is an average of 1 thrips per true […]

Texas LRGV Crops: Insects are Light – So Far May 3, 2019

🕔May 3, 2019Things are heating up, literally. This week we saw temperatures in the low 90s daytime and high 70s at night. Many growers fertilizing and watering their crops this week while […]

Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: Fleahopper Numbers on the Rise May 25, 2018

🕔May 25, 2018Cotton fields range from pinhead square to early bloom. Most fields are susceptible to cotton fleahopper damage and the potential for bollworm losses. We are finding cotton fleahoppers in numbers […]

Texas Cotton: Problems with Thrips, Fleahoppers May 7, 2018

🕔May 7, 2018The dry weather lately has allowed thrips populations to thrive, and I’ve seen a fair number of them in the field. Later planted and replanted cotton is still vulnerable to […]

Texas West Plains: Limited Insect Pressure, Focus on the Weeds Jun 30, 2017

🕔Jun 30, 2017GENERAL SITUATION Another good gentle widespread rain event would sure be nice for this upcoming 4th of July weekend. I know we need to get some weeds sprayed and keep […]

Texas South Plains Cotton: Shifting Gears Towards Fleahoppers Jun 30, 2017

🕔Jun 30, 2017Showers over the last week should help cotton that was struggling earlier to stay alive and catch up with the progress. Most fields should fairly be safe from thrips at […]

Oklahoma Cotton: Stand Problems; Cotton Fleahopper is Next Pest Up Jun 19, 2017

🕔Jun 19, 2017Current Situation The Oklahoma cotton crop situation at this time is a very mixed bag. A lot of irrigated cotton was planted during the second week of May. As of […]

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Scout Fields for Plant Bugs, Kudzu Bugs, and Alfalfa Hoppers Jun 14, 2017

🕔Jun 14, 2017Andrew Warner, county agent in Hampton County, observed some kudzu bugs in soybeans this week. As I mentioned last week, the fungus Beauveria bassiana has greatly reduced numbers of kudzu […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Out of the Woods for Thrips Damage, Start Scouting for Fleahoppers Jun 8, 2017

🕔Jun 8, 2017Most cotton is out of the danger zone for thrips damage. After about the 5-true leaf stage, thrips will still be present and feeding but the rapid growth of the […]

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