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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Recent rainy weather has helped the crop and maybe reduced whitefly pressure, but it also could encourage disease development going into September.
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 […]
Whitefly applications continue as the insect develops in more cotton in Georgia and southeast Alabama.
Georgia contends with whitefly, which are gaining ground outside of their normal geographic range.
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 […]