Texas: Cotton Pests Moving; Early Sugarcane Aphid Sightings

🕔Apr 13, 2018Hi everyone! This week we experienced a little bit of rain on Monday night creeping into Tuesday morning with rain totals of anywhere from 0.20 to 1 inch in some […]

Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

🕔Aug 31, 2017General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention […]

South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet

🕔Aug 18, 2017Justin Ballew, county agent covering Dillon and Marion Counties, reported that he is “seeing loopers build in places. Not many fields at threshold levels, but some folks are making some […]

Tennessee Cotton: Deciding to Treat Late Season Spider Mites

🕔Aug 11, 2017People are often resistant to making applications to control spider mites, particularly later in the season. I understand the reluctance to treat. We’ve all had experiences where populations crash on […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Recent Rains Helpful, Could Be Problematic If They Persist

🕔Aug 2, 2017Some places in the county have gotten up to 2 inches of rain today. Hopefully many of our fields can use the moisture to help fill out bolls. Up to […]

Alabama Cotton: Bug Clean Up Spray Advised for Fields in 4th-5th Week of Bloom

🕔Aug 1, 2017What are we currently finding in Alabama cotton fields? Plant bugs, both the tarnished and clouded species, have finally reached threshold or treatment levels in April planted fields that have […]

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Pockets of Pyrethroid-Tolerant Bollworms – Extension Comments

🕔Jul 28, 2017Collins Gardner, consultant in the Pee Dee Region, reported yesterday that he had a field of grain sorghum treated for corn earworm with a high rate of pyrethroid that controlled […]

Alabama Peanuts: Decline in Moth Activity, Watch for Three-Cornered Alfalfa Hoppers

🕔Jul 28, 2017This report is based on sticky wing pheromone trap catches from 16 locations and direct crop scouting, along with information from producer calls. The overall population trends (see charts at […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Drought Stress Promotes Spider Mite Injury

🕔Jul 27, 2017A few places in southern and northwestern Iowa have already reported twospotted spider mite populations with prolonged feeding in soybean this year. I recommend scouting corn and soybean fields for […]

Mississippi Cotton: Spider Mites on the Rise – Control Options

🕔Jul 21, 2017Spider mite numbers have been increasing across much of the state over the last several weeks in cotton. There have been a number of fields treated and several fields that […]



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