Soil moisture issues – either too much or too little of it – continue to dictate whether growers plant or wait. Moisture ran short in many areas last week in […]
Weed control will be complicated where farmers did not apply herbicides at or just after planting and hard-to-control weeds started emerging with the cotton.
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 […]