Texas LRGV Pest Management: Sharp Increase in Plant Bugs in Cotton Jun 24, 2022

🕔Jun 24, 2022
General Situation Very hot and dry again this week in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Lots of work going on in row crops as Valley growers are doing everything from […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Keep an Eye Out for Plant Bugs Jun 18, 2022

🕔Jun 18, 2022
General Situation Same weather this week, very hot and dry. This week temperatures were in high 90s again with heat index making temps feel above 100oF. Lots of growers were […]

Alabama Cotton: Be on Watch for Plant Bugs, Spider Mites Jun 17, 2022

🕔Jun 17, 2022
We still have some thrips going in spots here and there, but we are mostly through that window. Plant bugs and spider mites are the biggest calls and reports that […]

Alabama Cotton: Adult Plant Bugs Moving into Squaring Fields Jun 8, 2022

🕔Jun 8, 2022
Things were pretty quiet last week, but the Alabama Cotton Insect Situation seems to be picking back up this week. We have already gotten a few calls about threshold levels […]

Alabama Cotton: Stink Bugs Taking Over but Plant Bugs Still a Problem Aug 19, 2021

🕔Aug 19, 2021
As the calendar turns to August the Alabama Cotton Insect Situation has really started to heat up. Plant bugs are still heavy in spots statewide, but stink bugs are becoming more and more […]

South Carolina Cotton: Bollworms on the Rise Aug 3, 2021

🕔Aug 3, 2021
Captures of bollworm moths in my pheromone traps increased again this week and might continue up for next week. We will keep reporting the numbers. Moths are in the air, […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Blooms Starting, 4 Priorities for This Week Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
Again, we have been through the wringer the last several weeks. My prayer now is that we have good open weather from here on out with gentle, timely rains, and […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Thrips Still a Problem in Later Fields, Be on Watch for Plant Bugs Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
General It was a hot, dry, week with high winds that hampered the last of our ‘catching up’ herbicide sprays, assuming our producers could find product to spray. The rollercoaster […]

South Carolina Cotton: Aphids on the Rise, Look Out for Spider Mites Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
We are leaving thrips in the rear-view mirror and dealing with aphids, spider mites, and plant bugs head-on. As the crop starts to set squares, we will observe increasing populations […]

South Carolina Cotton: Time to Scout for Plant Bugs Jun 23, 2021

🕔Jun 23, 2021
As some of our crop is now squaring and growing rapidly, we will start to see populations of plant bugs increase. Plant bugs will include several species, such as the […]

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