Virginia Cotton: When Can You Stop Spraying for Plant Bugs?

🕔Aug 2, 2019I made an error this week in my Southeast Ag Fax post and referred to the last spray date in cotton as “cutout.” What I should have said is, cotton […]

Virginia Cotton: The Value of Scouting for Plant Bugs

🕔Jul 5, 2019The entomology program recognizes the logistic difficulty in scouting. We know that you have to cover a large acreage in a limited amount of time, you manage multiple crops, and […]

Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Spray Thresholds

🕔Jun 21, 2019Early season scouting (pre-bloom cotton) We recommend scouting for plant bugs as soon as cotton begins squaring. We encourage everyone to scout for plant bugs, especially those that saw high […]

Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bug Problems Persist

🕔Aug 3, 2018Tarnished plant bugs have continued to be a problem in flowering cotton in some Virginia cotton fields. This week, scouts found 10 out of 30 fields above the bloom threshold […]

Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Populations on the Rise

🕔Aug 4, 2017Twenty-three representative cotton fields in eight Virginia counties were scouted weekly for mean plant bug density. Data for the July 17th to August 3rd sampling period is represented in the […]

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