I’ve had several reports of velvetbean caterpillar out of the Piedmont area. This is a migratory insect that we usually only see in coastal counties late (after September), but probably […]
Hurricane Florence has caused catastrophic damage across parts of North Carolina primarily from flooding but also from wind damage. The impacts of this damage on the soybean crop will vary […]
Soybean loopers have already shown up in coastal counties in higher numbers than usual. As this generation cycles through, we are seeing the next generation showing up in full force […]
Rainfall has eased up across much of the Southeast over the last week, and drier conditions have reduced the risk of boll rot and hard locking in early-planted cotton. In places, […]
Another bollworm flight is on and, from the looks of it, there are many more moths in the system than the previous flight. This shouldn’t be surprising, since this insect […]
To answer this question, you need to know when the field first reached cutout, which is at 4 nodes above the first position white flower. Keep in mind that the […]
Plant bugs, stink bugs and whitely are either immediate issues or could head that way with the wrong conditions.
A bit more cotton is opening in the lower Southeast. Usually, that signifies that the end is just over the horizon. But with so much of the 2018 crop planted late, […]
Whitefly continues to be a concern in Georgia and Alabama. See comments by Phillip Roberts, Brandon Dillard and Ron Smith.
The insect caused havoc in 2017 in Georgia and parts of Alabama. Will it be a factor in late-planted cotton this year?