Texas LRGV: Aphids Skyrocket in Cotton, Keep Watch for Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
General Situation Over the weekend many growers received some much-needed rain around the LRGV. Majority of Valley got anywhere from 1 inch to 2.5 inches with a handful of places […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Slow Planting Season Continues May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
The 2021 soybean planting season in Louisiana continues to be slow. There have been areas of successful early planting, but the majority of the prospective soybean acres have been delayed […]

California Almonds: May Spray Considerations in a Tight Fiscal Year May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
Over the past month I have received numerous phone calls and texts asking different versions of the same question: When almond prices are low, how can a grower cut costs? […]

Minnesota: Be on Lookout for Black Cutworms May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
Black cutworm (BCW) moth arrivals into Minnesota increased during the week of April 24 to 30. Southerly wind flows from April 26 to 28 brought moths to southern Minnesota and […]

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Conditions Suitable for Increased Mollusk Activity May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
Rainy and cloudy days with soggy and cool nights are favorable for mollusk activity. These conditions describe the current weather in Kentucky, which has been conducive to the damage these […]

Mississippi: Dealing with Stink Bugs in Corn, Thrips in Cotton – Podcast May 5, 2021

🕔May 5, 2021
Don Cook and Whitney Crow hit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to talk about stinkbugs in corn, modeling thrips pressure in cotton, thrips management in cotton.  Jeff Gore throws in […]

Tennessee Cotton: Using the Thrips Infestation Predictor May 5, 2021

🕔May 5, 2021
The Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton is a useful tool for predicting whether a foliar insecticide application is needed for thrips control in cotton. It uses local weather data in association with […]

Louisiana Rice: Pest Concerns for Late-Planted Crops May 3, 2021

Rice Stem Borer. Photo: University of Arkansas
🕔May 3, 2021
The recommended planting dates for Louisiana rice are March 10–April 15 for southwest regions and April 1–May 5 in the north. In an ideal world, all rice would be planted […]

Texas LRGV: Aphids Active, Be Aware of Volunteer Cotton in Replanted Fields Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
General Situation This week we had temperatures in the low 90s during the day and 70s at night for the LRGV. Very windy majority of the week with wind gusts […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Lots of Pests but No Economic Threats for Now Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
GENERAL Wheat across the area is progressing nicely and some fields are starting to have the heads change colors as the grain filling process continues. Leaf and stripe rust spores […]

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