Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, False Chinch Bugs on the Rise

🕔Aug 7, 2019Despite some cooler days, we have had enough hot weather and time without rainfall to give us some clues as to our early damaged and cold shocked crops and whether […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Good Growth in Heat, Mostly Quiet on Insects

🕔Jul 24, 2019General Status Hot with some of the first triple digit temperatures of the growing season. Which, despite being uncomfortable for humans, is what our late cotton needs, assuming it is […]

West Texas IPM: Sugarcane Aphids Arrive; Large Fall Armyworm Flight

🕔Jul 11, 2019Small colonies of sugarcane aphids have been found on grain sorghum in Lubbock and Hale counties in the last two days. Greg Cronholm, Independent Crop Consultant in Hale County, texted last […]

Texas Plains IPM: Cotton – Fleahoppers Biggest Concern; Pests Rising in Corn, Sorghum

🕔Jul 9, 2019General Status For the first week since the start of planting season, we did not have a damaging weather event. It was not too cold, too windy, or too wet […]

Arkansas: Keep an Eye Open for These Insect Pests

🕔Jun 21, 2019Soybean A few people have called this past week about finding 4 or 5 small corn earworms per 25 sweeps in blooming soybeans. In this situation the corn earworm virus […]

Oklahoma Alfalfa: Fall Army Worms are Here Until We Get a Frost

🕔Oct 15, 2018As the weather moderates and temperatures turn cooler alfalfa growers must remain vigilant in monitoring newly planted and existing alfalfa stands for fall armyworm (FAW) presence. Reports from late August […]

Georgia Sorghum: Crop Heading – Scout for Midge

🕔Oct 5, 2018Grain sorghum planted after watermelons are looking great. These are 15 inch rows with two different plantings because of rain. It’s starting to head out now, but is very early […]

Texas Field Reports: Battling Armyworms

🕔Sep 18, 2018Hay and forage producers and homeowners around the state are battling armyworms following rains and cooler weather, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.   The fall armyworm is […]

Texas Plains Pests: Increasing or Crashing, Depending on Crop Moisture

🕔Aug 20, 2018General Status Rain showers crisscrossed the region again in the past seven days bringing much needed moisture but unfortunately for several hotspots it came with severe and damaging weather too. […]

Texas Plains: Pest Activity Picking Up with Moisture

🕔Aug 1, 2018General Status The humidity has been up over the past few days and the region has received a widespread rain event. I cannot say the rain was all we were […]

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