Cotton – Southeast – Insects Ramping Up, Whiteflies Add Complications In Lower Region – AgFax Aug 5, 2020
Hot and dry weather are pushing whiteflies and spider mites. Bollworms and plant bugs are active, too.
As the summer months continue to deliver hot, dry conditions throughout most of the state, growers need to be on the lookout for silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) in cotton and vegetables. […]
In Georiga, whiteflies continue to expand out of their normal range, complicating treatment decisions for other pests.
Whiteflies and spider mites are becoming more apparent, and treatments are going out
Whitefly treatments have been necessary in Georgia in areas where the pest tends to develop every year, but people in the field are beginning to find at least a few whitefly outside of their historic range.
Stink bug management and scouting is an important tool for cotton growers in Georgia. In this short video podcast, Dr. Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension Cotton Entomologist, discusses the best ways […]
Pests and the need to treat them are perhaps more difficult to predict right now. For much of the Southeast, this is a late cotton crop, so that skews routine patterns in how cotton develops and when it begins attracting key pests.
Plant bugs are being treated and more applications may be necessary, but concerns exist about flaring spider mites and whitefly by taking out beneficial insects too early.
Drier weather and more sunshine are helping move the crop along but an assortment of pests are waiting in the wings.
Pests are creeping onto the scene and more pressure seems likely as we head toward the second half of June.