Grasshoppers 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 […]
I 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 […]
With 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. […]
Hurricane 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 […]
Whitefly 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 […]
Rainfall 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, […]
August 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 […]
Plant bugs, stink bugs and whitely are either immediate issues or could head that way with the wrong conditions.
A 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, […]
Whitefly continues to be a concern in Georgia and Alabama. See comments by Phillip Roberts, Brandon Dillard and Ron Smith.