Alabama: Crop Insect Pests Will Live On After Cold Weather

🕔Jan 30, 2018Like most pests plaguing the home, many crop insect pests will survive the frigid winter weather. Dr. Ron Smith, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist, said Alabama has experienced cold winters down […]

California Cotton: Whitefly, Aphid Numbers Rising

🕔Oct 5, 2017Introduction This period of sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Monday, August 14, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of […]

Georgia Cotton: Whitefly Problem Not Over Until the Last Leaf Falls

🕔Sep 8, 2017Farmers in South Georgia have had their fair share of battles this year. Unfortunately, many cotton fields were plagued with Whiteflies this year as noted in the last post. However, […]

Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

🕔Sep 8, 2017A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide […]

California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

🕔Sep 6, 2017Introduction Sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of all cotton fields […]

Alabama Cotton: Looming Whitefly Disaster – What To Do (Video)

🕔Aug 31, 2017In this video (see below), Auburn University Extension Entomologist Ron Smith discusses options for managing silverleaf whitefly in Alabama cotton in 2017. Heavy pressure built in the state’s southeastern counties […]

Alabama: Scout Late-Soybeans for Loopers, Whiteflies a Threat to Cotton

🕔Aug 30, 2017During the 3rd week of August cotton bollworm (CBW) moth trap catch numbers increased significantly over the previous week in Baldwin and Escambia Counties and declined in Autauga and Limestone […]

Florida Cotton: Silverleaf Whiteflies Invade the Panhandle

🕔Aug 25, 2017Sliverleaf whiteflies (SLWF), also known as sweet potato whiteflies, are a major pest in many cropping systems. The SLWF has a broad feeding range of over 600 host plants, which […]

Georgia Cotton: Whitefly Infestations Across the State – What Can You Do?

🕔Aug 14, 2017Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) infestations are being observed in cotton in parts of Georgia. Historically SLWF is a localized pest, requiring management in a relatively small geographic area. High populations of […]

Alabama Cotton, Soybeans: Moth Numbers Still on the Rise, Scouting Fields Important Before Spraying

🕔Aug 11, 2017Cotton bollworm (CBW) moth trap catches increased from the last week of July to the first week of August at the 4 sites available for comparison. However, CBW trap catches […]

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