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.
One veteran entomologist says signs point to a heavy and prolonged plant bug season in parts of the region.
Cotton should be scouted for plant bugs from the time it squares until the last harvestable boll is formed. You can visit the cotton scouting guide for detailed information, but […]
Due to prolonged rainy weather during the 2nd half of May, the 2018 cotton crop in NC can be categorized into distinctive groups, at least for now. A relatively high […]
2018 has brought another challenging spring, with ideal planting conditions in early May followed by excessively wet conditions in late May. As such, growth and maturity are fragmented from field […]
The strong cotton market probably won’t prompt much acreage expansion past what growers hoped to plant, although some unplanted peanut ground may well move to cotton and growers may try a […]
Rain continues to stall planting through much of our coverage area. The subtropical system Alberto brought more rain, particularly in the eastern half of the Southeast, and that will further delay […]
With yet more rain coming, decisions will have to be made about how much later to plant cotton where other options are available. Otherwise…
Most areas of the state have experienced rainfall nearly daily for a week now. In my conversations with growers across the state, it appears that most growers are either done […]
Moisture, at last. Rain began falling this week across parts of our coverage area after a prolonged stretch of hot, dry weather. Planting had stopped on a wide basis due to […]