Alabama Cotton: Be on Watch for Plant Bugs, Spider Mites Jun 17, 2022

🕔Jun 17, 2022
We still have some thrips going in spots here and there, but we are mostly through that window. Plant bugs and spider mites are the biggest calls and reports that […]

Alabama Extension Scouting Short Course, June 14, 15, 21 Jun 9, 2022

🕔Jun 9, 2022
Crops are greening up, and pests are moving in. It is time for an insect and disease scouting refresher. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System crops team will host the 63rd annual […]

Alabama Cotton: Adult Plant Bugs Moving into Squaring Fields Jun 8, 2022

🕔Jun 8, 2022
Things were pretty quiet last week, but the Alabama Cotton Insect Situation seems to be picking back up this week. We have already gotten a few calls about threshold levels […]

Alabama Cotton: Grasshoppers, Thrips Are Biggest Concerns May 17, 2022

🕔May 17, 2022
Phone calls have started pick up over the past 7 to 10 days and grasshoppers and thrips tend to be the biggest insect issues we are hearing about.

Alabama Cotton: Late April Thrips Models Apr 22, 2022

🕔Apr 22, 2022
Generally speaking, Alabama cotton experienced higher than “normal” thrips pressure in later (mid-May+) planted cotton in 2021. According the Cotton Thrips Model, 2022 is setting up to be more of […]

Alabama Cotton: Thinking About Thrips in 2022 Mar 22, 2022

🕔Mar 22, 2022
One insect that we can plan on being a consistent threat every year is thrips. This pest will infest 100% of the cotton planted in Alabama every year. What we […]

Alabama Cotton: What Did We Learn About Insect Management in 2021? Mar 8, 2022

🕔Mar 8, 2022
Several cotton insects presented unique or unusual infestation patterns in 2021. The following is a discussion of insects as they occurred during the season and what we may want to […]

Alabama Cotton: Looking Back on the 2021 Insect Situation Oct 15, 2021

🕔Oct 15, 2021
They always say, “there are no two growing seasons alike,” and 2021 was no exception. Spring rains across much of Alabama pushed back planting, causing a lot of “late” cotton. […]

Alabama Peanuts: What to Know About Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
Tomato spotted wilt (TSW), caused by tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV; Family Bunyaviridae; Genus Tospovirus), is an important disease of field, vegetable, and ornamental crops grown in temperate and subtropical regions worldwide. TSWV has […]

Alabama Cotton: Stink Bugs Taking Over but Plant Bugs Still a Problem Aug 19, 2021

🕔Aug 19, 2021
As the calendar turns to August the Alabama Cotton Insect Situation has really started to heat up. Plant bugs are still heavy in spots statewide, but stink bugs are becoming more and more […]

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