California Cotton: Whitefly, Aphid Numbers Rising

🕔Oct 5, 2017Introduction This period of sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Monday, August 14, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of […]

California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

🕔Sep 6, 2017Introduction Sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of all cotton fields […]

Georgia Pecans: Critical Period for Nut Development, Tree Health

🕔Aug 4, 2017We are at a critical time in the season for pecan production in terms of both this year’s quality and next year’s flower production… A lot happens within a pecan […]

California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

🕔Jul 22, 2017As our contacts report, worms are turning up on field edges in some almond blocks and we’re hearing about scattered follow-up sprays. Spider mites continue to ramp up in places even after […]

Georgia Pecans: Reports of Terminal Die Back – Mites Are Not the Cause

🕔Jul 21, 2017The yellow aphid spike many growers noticed in late June seems to have fallen off in most orchards, and the very hot weather now will really slow any further population […]

Texas Plains: Widespread Beneficial Rains; Insect Pressure Remains Light

🕔Jul 11, 2017General Situation We were blessed with area wide rainfalls on multiple occasions late last week and through early and mid-week this week. Those that were not wholly blessed by the […]

Abamex Insecticide Widens Pest Control for Specialty Crops

🕔Jun 20, 2017Abamex insecticide from Nufarm has an updated label for a wider variety of specialty crops, including mandarin oranges. The new safer to use, low-volatility, water-based formulation of abamectin helps control […]

Texas LRGV: Lots of Pests in Cotton, Be Scouting; Sorghum Being Harvested, Watch for Midge

🕔May 26, 2017General Situation Very hot, dry and muggy with temperatures in the high 90s during the day and high 70s during the night. Crops are cutting out with corn ready for […]

Texas Field Reports: Pest Populations Ramping up Around the State

🕔May 9, 2017From backyards to planted acres, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists said pest populations are on the rise around the state. Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Extension veterinary entomologist, Stephenville, said […]

California Walnuts: Dormant Monitoring and Pest Treatment Decisions

🕔Mar 27, 2017Dormant monitoring helps to decide whether to pursue treatments of some pests (primarily scales and mites) in the dormant or delayed dormant period. This timing can be quite effective. Coverage […]

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