Alabama Cotton: Stink Bugs, Plant Bugs Overwhelm Beneficials

🕔Jul 31, 2018When cotton reaches the fourth or fifth week of bloom, the few bad insects such as escape bollworms, plant bugs, or especially stink bugs, in the southern cotton growing areas […]

Cotton – Midsouth – Crop Ahead Of Schedule – So Are Bollworms? – AgFax Midsouth Cotton

🕔Jul 12, 2018Cotton bloomed way ahead of the Fourth of July, thanks to plenty of heat, which also has pushed bollworm moths and egg laying.

Tennessee Cotton: Crunch Time for Plant Bugs and Stink Bugs

🕔Jul 11, 2018Now through the end of July is the critical time to manage infestations of plant bugs and stink bugs. Of course it varies considerably, but we are seeing more consistent […]

Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Control in Blooming Fields

🕔Jul 9, 2018Tarnished plant bugs continue to be a problem in some Virginia cotton fields. This week, scouts found 14 of 32 fields over the pre-bloom threshold (8 per 100 sweeps) and […]

South Carolina Cotton: Insect Pressure on the Rise – Scout Your Fields

🕔Jul 6, 2018Well, we have insects in cotton now, don’t we? Aphids, spider mites, plant bugs, early stink bugs, etc., are out there, especially in the earliest planted fields. Spider mites could […]

Tennessee Cotton: Managing Plant Bugs in Blooming Fields

🕔Jul 4, 2018Reports of increasing plant bug pressure in cotton is not unexpected as we move into July. I’ve fielded a lot of questions about what to treat with, and it is […]

North Carolina Cotton: Transform Granted Emergency Permit For Tarnished Plant Bugs

🕔Jul 3, 2018EPA has granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for Transform WG insecticide to North Carolina for control of tarnished plant bugs (TPB) in cotton. While TPB has historically been most […]

Texas Plains Pests: Insects Flaring, Weeds Toughening Up in High Heat

🕔Jun 29, 2018General Status This week we have seen the return of some rather harsh hot and dry conditions. Most days the temperatures have been triple digit but if not, it was […]

South Carolina Cotton: Insects Stirring, Get In A Scouting Mindset

🕔Jun 29, 2018We continue to be in the window where we need to scout closely for aphids, spider mites and plant bugs. Aphids are still spotty but becoming more numerous. If you […]

North Carolina Cotton: Managing Plant Bugs in Blooming Fields

🕔Jun 29, 2018When cotton blooms, it’s time to switch sampling and thresholds for plant bugs. This previous article covered management of plant bugs pre-bloom. There is no magic switch point, but once […]

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