With bollworms, your dual-gene cotton may no longer guarantee control. Are you scouting yet?
Well it is definitely mid-season cotton management time here in North Carolina. Lots of questions on a complex of insect pests present in the Coastal Plain. Bollworm flight activity has […]
We are seeing as many, or more breakthroughs in Bt corn this year compared to last. Bollworms that are produced in Bt corn are adapted to survive on Bt cotton. […]
Applications for aphids will likely be necessary in Alabama to make it possible to scout for bollworm eggs and hatching worms later this month. See comments by Ron Smith.
Stink bugs are becoming more obvious in parts of the region and treatments have started in Georgia in scattered locations.
When cotton blooms, it’s time to switch sampling and thresholds for plant bugs. This previous article covered management of plant bugs pre-bloom. There is no magic switch point, but once […]
Our contacts continue telling us about finding blooms in fields that are just down the road from cotton that has barely emerged. We hesitate to declare that all of the […]
Heavy plant bug populations already are in the cards for parts of the Southeast. And now they’re turning up about 10 days early in other areas.
Effective June 15, 2018 and expiring October 30, 2018, Transform has been approved for use in cotton as an emergency exemption to manage tarnished plant bugs in North Carolina. This […]
One veteran entomologist says signs point to a heavy and prolonged plant bug season in parts of the region.