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    Texas Plains Cotton: Lots of Pests, No Economist Thresholds Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    General Status Weather and drought remain our greatest issues this week yet again as we plow through crunch time and peak water use with not a drop of moisture to […]

    California Almonds: Insecticide Options for Navel Orangeworm – A Recent Trial Summary Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    Navel orangeworm (NOW) is one of the important pests that draws nut crop grower’s attention throughout the season. Although the economic damage may not be significant every year, the unpredictability […]

    Alabama Cotton: Scout Fields Before Making Application Decisions Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    The crop situation is all over the board in Alabama. Fields in the Gulf Coast region have received rains in something like 30 of the last 37 days, while fields […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: Drought Still the Biggest Concern Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    CROP AND PEST SITUATION There are a few pockets (all sub-threshold) of cotton aphids, spider mites, a few bollworms, and Lygus in Hockley, Cochran, and Lamb counties. However, in the […]

    Kentucky Soybeans: Japanese Beetles Feeding on Blooms Aug 6, 2022

    🕔Aug 6, 2022
    Japanese beetles, Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) are native to Asia.  This species was first detected in the early 1900s in New Jersey, but now occurs throughout many areas of the United States. […]

    Ohio Soybeans: Test Your Fields for SCN Aug 5, 2022

    🕔Aug 5, 2022
    Soybean cyst nematode is silently gaining territory in Ohio and SCN numbers are rising. While soybean fields infested with SCN may not show above ground symptoms or look sick, the presence […]

    Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: Managing Spider Mites Aug 3, 2022

    🕔Aug 3, 2022
    Spider mite damage to corn and soybeans is being reported in Nebraska. The following story addresses management. The companion story, Identifying Spider Mite Damage and the Species Responsible, includes a guide […]

    Mississippi Rice: Emergency Exemption Approved for Endigo ZC Aug 3, 2022

    🕔Aug 3, 2022
    The MDAC Bureau of Plant Industry recently submitted a Section 18 request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the use of Endigo ZC to control rice stink bug in […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Expect Bollworm Numbers to Start Rising Jul 31, 2022

    🕔Jul 31, 2022
    General Status As we advance through this 2022 Bar-B-Que Pit of a summer growing season this week plenty of pests continue to nickel, dime, threaten, and in a few cases, […]

    Pennsylvania: Corn Leaf Aphid, an Argument Against Tank Mixing Insecticides Jul 31, 2022

    🕔Jul 31, 2022
    This time of year, more and more farmers are considering applying fungicides to their maturing corn crops. At the same time, many will convince themselves that there must be value […]

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