Southeast Cotton: Early Thrips, Nematode Control Critical for a Good Season Mar 16, 2021

🕔Mar 16, 2021
As the 2021 planting season approaches, it’s customary to look back and contemplate what happened last season and the many, many decades of seasons that preceded even last year. Nothing […]

Alabama Cotton: The Vital Role of Beneficial Insects – Video Feb 16, 2021

🕔Feb 16, 2021
In the latest edition of On The Farm in Alabama, Dr. Ron Smith, retired Alabama Extension entomologist, and Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent, discuss the vital role beneficial insects […]

Alabama Cotton: Ron Smith – Looking Back on 50 Years of IPM Feb 4, 2021

🕔Feb 4, 2021
It has been quite a journey to have been a part of the most evolutionary period ever in cotton insects. I began my career when boll weevils were the key […]

Alabama Cotton: How Did Insects Impact This Year’s Crop? Oct 13, 2020

🕔Oct 13, 2020
Alabama was expected to yield in the neighborhood of 900 lb/A statewide prior to Hurricane Sally. However, even before Sally numerous cloudy, wet days had already caused some level of […]

Alabama Soybeans: Caterpillar Infestations, Redbanded Stink Bugs on the Move Sep 2, 2020

🕔Sep 2, 2020
Over the past 7 days we have seen and heard reports of high (60-100 per 5 row feet) infestations of velvetbean caterpillars (VBC) and soybean loopers (SBL) in fields across much of the southern […]

Cotton – Southeast – Limited Defoliation At Hand, Rains Restore Balance – AgFax Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
Recent rainy weather has helped the crop and maybe reduced whitefly pressure, but it also could encourage disease development going into September.

Alabama Cotton, Soybeans: Don’t Stop Scouting for Insects Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Cotton Lately, the biggest question we are getting is how much longer do I need to spray my cotton? This is not always a cut and dry answer. Research from […]

Cotton – Southeast – More Bolls Opening, But Still A Long Way To Go – AgFax Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
Whitefly applications continue as the insect develops in more cotton in Georgia and southeast Alabama.

Cotton – Southeast – Mixed Pest Populations Making For Tough Decisions — AgFax Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
Georgia contends with whitefly, which are gaining ground outside of their normal geographic range.

Alabama Cotton: Bollworms Moving North, Spider Mites Building Aug 10, 2020

🕔Aug 10, 2020
Thankfully bollworm pressure in south and central Alabama was relatively light this year, and we did not receive any calls on escaped worms in those regions. However, we have received […]

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