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 […]
Cotton – Southeast – Insects Ramping Up, Whiteflies Add Complications In Lower Region – AgFax Aug 5, 2020
Hot and dry weather are pushing whiteflies and spider mites. Bollworms and plant bugs are active, too.
In most seasons, we would be entering the home stretch for cotton insect control by early August. While this may be true for fields planted on time in 2020, it is not […]
Cotton Overall insect activity in Alabama is quiet. We are finding low levels of aphids in many fields, and a few tarnished and clouded plant bugs in nearly every field. […]
In Georiga, whiteflies continue to expand out of their normal range, complicating treatment decisions for other pests.
Last Thursday (7/23), we checked several cotton fields in historical silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) areas with NO positive detections of infestations. Still, though, anyone in areas that have had them in […]
Whiteflies and spider mites are becoming more apparent, and treatments are going out
One of our most damaging pests in cotton is the stinkbug. Alabama Extension entomologists Dr. Ron Smith and Dr. Scott Graham discuss how to scout for and control stinkbugs in […]
Bollworm Flight is On in South and Central AL We have been monitoring bollworm (corn earworm) moth traps in various locations across the state this summer. Last week (July 10-17) moth counts […]
We will not be able to have a face-to-face cotton scouting school but I have worked with Alabama Extension entomologists Dr. Ron Smith and Dr. Scott Graham to produce a […]