Cotton continues to run noticeably ahead of schedule through much of the region, plus the crop looks quite promising.
Cotton bloomed way ahead of the Fourth of July, thanks to plenty of heat, which also has pushed bollworm moths and egg laying.
Residual herbicides have browned up some cotton more than might be expected, two of our contacts noted this week. The effect has occurred wtith several herbicides and/or adjuvants.
Bollworm moths and eggs are becoming more obvious through a large part of the region. More treatments are being made, at least in the southern portion of the Midsouth. Treatments continue […]
Plant bug counts and applications are increasing through much of our coverage are. Aphids have become more apparent over the last week and more treatments have been going out.
OVERVIEW Many farmers are making a last big push to finish planting cotton. After cool and wet weather, conditions were mostly open and warm this week, so planters have been […]
More defoliation has started. Some applications are on the books as far north as the Missouri Bootheel. Disease and weather damage assessments aren’t painting an encouraging picture through much of the region. […]
After light populations earlier, plant bug pressure is taking shape. Bollworms also are being sprayed in multiple states.
Plant bugs are more obvious this week and treatments are cranking up in older cotton on at least an occasional basis. So far, no huge numbers are being reported. Spider […]
Soybean loopers have become more widespread across the South. Some slippage has been noted in the Southeast. Velvetbean caterpillars and an assortment of other foliage feeders are in the game […]