The heaviest bollworm egg lay in several years has progressed through a significant portion of the region.
Cotton – Southeast – Insects Ramping Up, Whiteflies Add Complications In Lower Region – AgFax Aug 5, 2020
Hot and dry weather are pushing whiteflies and spider mites. Bollworms and plant bugs are active, too.
Persistent rain in parts of the Midsouth is complicating application timing and raising concerns about wash-offs.
Pests and the need to treat them are perhaps more difficult to predict right now. For much of the Southeast, this is a late cotton crop, so that skews routine patterns in how cotton develops and when it begins attracting key pests.
A dry spell is in the forecast for up to 10 days. Among other things, that probably will trigger more pest pressure. The loss of dicamba registrations further complicates the season.
Pests are creeping onto the scene and more pressure seems likely as we head toward the second half of June.
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.
After weeks of frequent fronts and thunderstorms -- plus cold weather -- farmers are moving into warmer weather and maybe a drier pattern. They need it to finish planting in May.
Cotton – Midsouth – Pest Pressure Mounts – AgFax Aug 8, 2019
Pest pressure is mounting. Plant bug numbers continue to build in many areas, prompting treatment. In parts of the Midsouth, bollworm moths are moving north and laying eggs. Where worms have nestled deep in the canopy, treatment results have been problematic at times.
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