We have not been able to have face-to-face scout schools because of the corona virus so I have asked Alabama Extension entomologists Dr. Ron Smith and Dr. Scott Graham to […]
Drier weather and more sunshine are helping move the crop along but an assortment of pests are waiting in the wings.
The two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, is an occasional economic pest of Alabama cotton. Adult two-spotted spider mites are 0.3 to 0.4 milliliters in size and may be red, yellow, or […]
Alabama Cotton: Dealing with Spider Mites Jun 16, 2020
Following Tropical Storm Cristobal, spider mites are still building in parts of central Alabama. Spider mite infestations are rarely evenly distributed throughout the field and are almost always in clumps […]
Pests are creeping onto the scene and more pressure seems likely as we head toward the second half of June.
We have seen and heard reports of snails and slugs across the state this week (June 5th). We normally can expect some issues in cool, wet years and in reduced […]
Cotton farmers leave some acres unplanted after rain and cold weather kept them out of the field. This will take an extra bite out of cotton plantings for 2020.
Grasshoppers Still Around Grasshoppers are still prevalent and are being found in high numbers in the state. We are largely dealing with adults, which are more difficult to control. If […]
Since we aren’t able to have face-to-face cotton scout schools, I have asked Dr. Ron Smith and Dr. Scott Graham to do some YouTube videos with me on cotton scouting […]
Alabama Peanuts: Thrips Management – The Basics May 12, 2020
Thrips are one of the earliest insect pests of peanuts. These small flying insects have bristly wings and can fly or ride the air currents over long distances. There are […]