Plant bugs are being treated and more applications may be necessary, but concerns exist about flaring spider mites and whitefly by taking out beneficial insects too early.
Across the state: Jonathan Croft, county agent in Orangeburg County, reported that he is seeing a few aphids in older cotton. Charles Davis, county agent in Calhoun County, had the […]
Drier weather and more sunshine are helping move the crop along but an assortment of pests are waiting in the wings.
Pests are creeping onto the scene and more pressure seems likely as we head toward the second half of June.
Cotton farmers leave some acres unplanted after rain and cold weather kept them out of the field. This will take an extra bite out of cotton plantings for 2020.
First, reports from around the state: Jonathan Croft, county agent covering Orangeburg, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties, is hearing “no complaints” in his area right now, and everyone is “just thankful […]
Jonathan Croft, county agent in Orangeburg County, said has “heard about some thrips on some cotton. Most is slow growing with these cool nights. Dry conditions are also starting to […]
Improved growing conditions will push planting activity through most of the region this week. The Southeast cotton crop may finally be on track for 2020.
South Carolina Cotton, Soy: Pest Lineup For Mid-May May 14, 2020
Cotton and soybeans are popping up all across South Carolina and Clemson University Extension Service specialists say these major crops are susceptible to hungry insect pests. Cotton insect report Charles […]
Any emerged cotton that probably wishes it still had its winter clothes out. It is cold at night right now, so cotton is not growing well. The thrips infestation predictor […]