Tennessee Soybeans: Management Tips for Corn Earworm Aug 13, 2019

🕔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

🕔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.

Tennessee Soybeans, Cotton: What Pests Are Present? Aug 2, 2019

🕔Aug 2, 2019
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

🕔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 […]

Cotton – Midsouth – A Disjointed Crop Moves Into August – AgFax Jul 31, 2019

🕔Jul 31, 2019
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

🕔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, […]

Cotton – Midsouth – More Twisted Plant Growth, Insects Build – AgFax Jul 25, 2019

🕔Jul 25, 2019
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

🕔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 […]

Cotton – Midsouth – Insect Mix Plus “Funny” Plant Growth – AgFax Jul 18, 2019

🕔Jul 18, 2019
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.

Cotton – Midsouth – Coping In An Out-Of-Sync Season – AgFax Jul 11, 2019

🕔Jul 11, 2019
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.

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