Tennessee Soybeans: Management Tips for Corn Earworm Aug 13, 2019
Despite a relatively lack luster moth flight, corn earworms (a.k.a. bollworm or soybean podworm) are showing up in some late maturing soybean fields, and as usual the action in centered […]
Cotton – Midsouth – Pest Pressure Mounts – AgFax Aug 8, 2019
Pest pressure is mounting. Plant bug numbers continue to build in many areas, prompting treatment. In parts of the Midsouth, bollworm moths are moving north and laying eggs. Where worms have nestled deep in the canopy, treatment results have been problematic at times.
I don’t think I have had a call about soybean all week, but my observations suggest we need to be scouting for stink bugs in our earliest beans, and in […]
Tennessee Cotton: When Should I Quit Spraying? Aug 2, 2019
For the most part the answer is not yet! It’s important to protect your cotton crop from insect feeding until NAWF5 + 350 DD60’s. This general rule applies to a […]
More fields are at cutout or approaching it. Those fall into that general category of “cotton planted on time,” which is a smaller-than-average part of the crop this year through much of our coverage area. Open weather has mostly been the case since our last report, but rains continue in parts of Louisiana where Hurricane Barry dumped substantial amounts a couple of weeks ago.
Tennessee Cotton: Thinking About Bollworm Management Jul 26, 2019
As of July 24, the bollworm moth flight has not kicked off. Traditionally, we will start seeing a significant increase next week or the first week of August. This year, […]
Oddly growing plants continue to be reported. Symptoms include aborted terminals, tangled branches and lost fruit set. The late-planted Midsouth cotton crop is finding its feet. Much of our coverage area received ample rainfall from the short-lived hurricane, Barry. Most amounts were manageable and generally needed.
Tennessee Cotton: Crunch Time for Pest Management Jul 19, 2019
The 3-4 weeks after first bloom, and typically the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of August, is a critical window to scout and manage insect […]
Regulating growth – that’s a big focus across the region this week. Rains have kept sprayers out of the field when treatments are needed the most. Plants also are shedding squares after this prolonged stretch of rain and cloudy weather.
Much of the Midsouth cotton crop has hit bloom and the mood among people in the field has noticeably perked up in the past several weeks. Still, the season is largely out of sync. Normally by now, bollworms are turning up in cotton in the southern portion of our coverage area, but the expected flight hasn’t kicked into gear.