South Carolina Cotton: Bollworms on the Rise Aug 3, 2021
Captures of bollworm moths in my pheromone traps increased again this week and might continue up for next week. We will keep reporting the numbers. Moths are in the air, […]
We are leaving thrips in the rear-view mirror and dealing with aphids, spider mites, and plant bugs head-on. As the crop starts to set squares, we will observe increasing populations […]
South Carolina Cotton: Time to Scout for Plant Bugs Jun 23, 2021
As some of our crop is now squaring and growing rapidly, we will start to see populations of plant bugs increase. Plant bugs will include several species, such as the […]
As the 2021 planting season approaches, it’s customary to look back and contemplate what happened last season and the many, many decades of seasons that preceded even last year. Nothing […]
Charles Davis, county agent in Calhoun County, found stink bugs in his observations but reported “damage was hard to find in the fields” he walked. Charles also reported that “a […]
Tom Smith, local consultant, reported that “a number of early planted [cotton] fields [are done] until defoliation, and a number of later planted fields may need 1 or 2 sucking-bug […]
Recent rainy weather has helped the crop and maybe reduced whitefly pressure, but it also could encourage disease development going into September.
Jonathan Croft, county agent in Orangeburg County, reported that “cotton around the seventh week of bloom I checked this week in Orangeburg and Dorchester Counties was above threshold for stink […]
Whitefly applications continue as the insect develops in more cotton in Georgia and southeast Alabama.
Jonathan Croft, county agent in Orangeburg County, reported that he “checked soybeans on the edge of Calhoun and Orangeburg Counties this morning [yesterday] and found about 50% threshold on soybean […]