Plant bugs are being treated and more applications may be necessary, but concerns exist about flaring spider mites and whitefly by taking out beneficial insects too early.
Across the state: Jonathan Croft, county agent in Orangeburg County, reported that he is seeing a few aphids in older cotton. Charles Davis, county agent in Calhoun County, had the […]
Soybean rust (SBR) was found on kudzu in Lockhart in Covington County, and in Brewton in Escambia County Alabama late last week. The disease was previously detected in Baldwin, Mobile […]
Pests are creeping onto the scene and more pressure seems likely as we head toward the second half of June.
Tobacco: Warmer Weather Speeds Up Planting Jun 5, 2020
Most of the flue-cured crop is in the ground, but wet conditions have delayed burley planting.
Cotton farmers leave some acres unplanted after rain and cold weather kept them out of the field. This will take an extra bite out of cotton plantings for 2020.
Grasshoppers are still out in force, but heavy acephate rates and Dimilin at 2 fl oz/acre will suppress adults and control immatures and control tobacco thrips. If you don’t have […]
First, reports from around the state: Jonathan Croft, county agent covering Orangeburg, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties, is hearing “no complaints” in his area right now, and everyone is “just thankful […]
Jonathan Croft, county agent in Orangeburg County, said has “heard about some thrips on some cotton. Most is slow growing with these cool nights. Dry conditions are also starting to […]
Improved growing conditions will push planting activity through most of the region this week. The Southeast cotton crop may finally be on track for 2020.