Rains over the last week have continued to put corn planting on hold across parts of the South. We’re still hearing about scattered areas where only 10% of the crop […]
Soybean insects are not letting up, although in some areas pest pressure remains light. Sugarcane aphids remain a perplexing problem in the Midsouth. Now confirmed in Tennessee and SE Alabama.
Draining has started in the Midsouth on some early-planted fields. A few preliminary yields trickled in this week from south Louisiana. It’s too early to say how the crop will […]
Plant bugs range from barely there to something best described as heavy, horrible or hard to control. Why so much difference? In some cases, people tightened intervals early and were […]
Corn earworms may be the next point of focus in soybeans, especially in the Midsouth where moths are swarming in some fields and Extension workers are reporting higher counts in […]
First heads are being found in the Midsouth, even into the upper part of the region. The heads are turning up in scattered locations planted early before spring rains put […]
Plant bugs are building on a wider basis. Angus Catchot, Miss. Extenstion Entomologist, said this week that he’s observed grass-strain fall armyworms eating into stems on Bollgard II cotton.
Heavy rains – mainly in the Midsouth but also in parts of the Southeast – created a new set of challenges this week for farmers across most crops. Totals of […]
Many farmers and crop advisors are dealing with the effects of heavy rains in the Midsouth over the last several days. Totals of 9 inches or more fell across parts […]
The squeeze with all this rain comes where growers need to deal with weed escapes, spray initial plant bug counts or apply fertilizer. Areas with limited aerial application capacity are […]