Alabama Cotton: Grasshoppers – A Sporadic Pest of Seedlings

🕔Apr 15, 2019Grasshoppers have been a sporadic pest of seedling cotton for ten or more years. This problem emerged as a result of the conservation movement to reduced tillage. Certain seasons seem […]

Alabama Cotton: Insect Management Tips for 2019

🕔Apr 15, 2019I want to point out where we are with the management and control of some of our major insect pests and highlight some things we need to be aware of […]

Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease – A Concern for Growers Going Into 2019 Crop

🕔Apr 12, 2019With an estimated farm gate income of $325 million and yield of 899 pounds lint per acre on 470,000 acres in 2018, cotton is Alabama’s most economically important agronomic crop. […]

Cotton – Southeast – Hurricane Florence – Plenty Of Rain, Wind And Open Cotton – A Bad Mix

🕔Sep 13, 2018Hurricane Florence was pressing toward the Carolinas as we closed this issue Wednesday afternoon. As things look now, the crop will be affected by rain, wind or both. Flooding seems likely […]

Cotton – Southeast – Defoliation Starts But Then Stalls Ahead of Hurricane

🕔Sep 7, 2018Whitefly remain a concern in Georgia and in southeast Alabama. Treatments are being made in Georgia on what seems to be a limited basis, but rainy conditions during much of the […]

Cotton – Southeast – Crop Gets Break From Rain, Insects Still Stirring – AgFax

🕔Aug 31, 2018Rainfall has eased up across much of the Southeast over the last week, and drier conditions have reduced the risk of boll rot and hard locking in early-planted cotton. In places, […]

Alabama: Soybean Loopers on the Rise in Late-Planted Fields

🕔Aug 28, 2018August 26, 2018: So far numbers of acres treated for soybean loopers (SBL’s) are less than normal in Alabama but the recent statewide increase in SBL moth trap catch numbers and […]

Cotton – Southeast – Insects Aren’t Letting Up In Places

🕔Aug 23, 2018Plant bugs, stink bugs and whitely are either immediate issues or could head that way with the wrong conditions.

Cotton – Southeast – Bolls Opening But Season Far From Over – AgFax

🕔Aug 16, 2018A bit more cotton is opening in the lower Southeast. Usually, that signifies that the end is just over the horizon. But with so much of the 2018 crop planted late, […]

Cotton – Southeast – Whitefly Aren’t Going Away – Light But Concerning – AgFax Southeast Cotton

🕔Aug 9, 2018Whitefly continues to be a concern in Georgia and Alabama. See comments by Phillip Roberts, Brandon Dillard and Ron Smith.

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