More rice is heading in the coastal production areas of Louisiana and Texas and a hefty portion of the Midsouth crop is now under flood.
Cotton is blooming widely now. That means it needs rain, which has been spotty, at best, for weeks.
Heavy plant bug populations already are in the cards for parts of the Southeast. And now they’re turning up about 10 days early in other areas.
If no widespread rain falls soon in Arkansas, farmers with limited pumping capacity will have to decide whether to put water on rice to maintain floods or irrigate soybeans.
Residual herbicides have browned up some cotton more than might be expected, two of our contacts noted this week. The effect has occurred wtith several herbicides and/or adjuvants.
One veteran entomologist says signs point to a heavy and prolonged plant bug season in parts of the region.
The very earliest hull split sprays in the lower San Joaquin Valley are about a week away. Also, see expanded brown marmorated overview from Jhalendra Rijal, Area IPM Advisor.
After all manner of weather delays — either too wet or too dry — a significant portion of the 2018 crop is going to flood this week. Aerial applicators are […]
Cotton is squaring widely now and plant bugs are finding it. Abnormally large bollworm flight taking shape in parts of region, too.
The strong cotton market probably won’t prompt much acreage expansion past what growers hoped to plant, although some unplanted peanut ground may well move to cotton and growers may try a […]