West Texas Cotton: Bollworms and Bt Resistance

🕔Aug 10, 2018Nikolas Clarkson is a returning intern for us at the Hale, Swisher, and Floyd IPM Unit with Texas A&M AgriLife. Nik is a senior at Texas Tech nearing the end […]

Texas Panhandle: Bt Corn – What’s Up With All the Corn Earworms?

🕔Jul 26, 2018There are large numbers of corn earworm larvae in Bt corn ears in the Texas Panhandle, and some people are spraying in an attempt to control them. The first question […]

Mississippi Cotton, Soybeans: Bollworm Egg-Lay on the Rise Again – Podcast

🕔Jul 25, 2018Dr. Bobby Golden, Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist, hosts MSU entomologists Dr. Angus Catchot, Dr. Don Cook and Dr. Jeff Gore to further discuss management of bollworms in cotton […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Keep Watch for Bollworms, Stink Bugs

🕔Jul 23, 2018All the cotton I’ve looked at this week is past cutout (5 nodes above white flower) and a good number of fields have open bolls. I’ve been seeing the bollworm […]

Arkansas Cotton: Growing Bollworm Populations Could Be a ‘Budget Buster’

🕔Jul 20, 2018Worries over growing bollworm populations are amplified by possible resistance to dual gene technology. “The bollworm pressure is decidedly higher than what we’ve seen in the last couple years,” said […]

Tennessee Cotton, Soybeans: Bollworm Moth Traps Picking Up

🕔Jul 20, 2018Moth traps and field reports indicate the beginnings of the bollworm moth flight that could affect both cotton and soybean. Below are my suggestions on deciding if and when to […]

West Texas Cotton: Bollworm Pressure Light, Stay on Guard

🕔Jul 20, 2018I am glad folks are paying attention to what is happening in other areas. I had a few calls regarding bollworms this week–mostly in response to the hubbub in Central […]

Louisiana: Bt Cotton Performing Better on Bollworms, Don’t Let Your Guard Down

🕔Jul 18, 2018Over the past two weeks Louisiana has experienced a slow but steady corn earworm moth flight in cotton, which  has lead to a slow but steady egg lay.  Fortunately, this […]

Alabama Bt Cotton: Critical Period for Bollworm Escapes on 2 Gene Fields

🕔Jul 18, 2018We are entering the most critical period of bollworm presence during the next 20 days (July 15-Aug 1). This increase in bollworm activity began last week (July 9-13) along the […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Plenty of Pests, PGR Decisions, Irrigation Needs

🕔Jul 17, 2018General Status Some beneficial rains did cross the area late last week and weekend with some minimal damage reported. These rains were welcome but far from filling our dry soil […]

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