Texas Plains Pests: Increasing or Crashing, Depending on Crop Moisture

🕔Aug 20, 2018General Status Rain showers crisscrossed the region again in the past seven days bringing much needed moisture but unfortunately for several hotspots it came with severe and damaging weather too. […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Scout Drought-Stressed Crops for Mites

🕔Aug 8, 2018According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, southeastern and south central Iowa are experiencing prolonged heat and moisture stress. In early August, there were twospotted spider mites detected in corn and beans. […]

Tennessee Cotton, Soybeans: Spider Mites and Bollworms

🕔Aug 3, 2018Cotton: Much of our cotton is within 7-10 days of when insect controls can be terminated, and it looks like this cotton may outrun the bollworm moth flight in many areas. Soybean: There […]

Texas Plains: Pest Activity Picking Up with Moisture

🕔Aug 1, 2018General Status The humidity has been up over the past few days and the region has received a widespread rain event. I cannot say the rain was all we were […]

Arkansas Cotton: Spider Mite Control Options

🕔Aug 1, 2018We’re seeing quite a few fields with spider mites. Some at pretty high levels. Many fields have been treated for plant bugs and/or bollworms several times, so beneficial insect populations […]

Texas Field Reports: Pest Numbers Climbing in South Plains, Panhandle

🕔Jul 31, 2018Infestations of damaging pests are increasing on corn, sorghum and cotton crops in the South Plains and Panhandle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist. Producers are monitoring […]

Oklahoma Cotton: 2018 Drought; Resistant Bollworm Horror

🕔Jul 27, 2018The 2018 drought continues with 87.62 percent of the state in drought, rainfall over the past 14 days has not been sufficient to alleviate this situation. The seven day forecast […]

Texas Plains Crops: Drought Taking Toll on Plants and Pests

🕔Jul 24, 2018General Status The persistent drought conditions are taking their toll. Most dryland fields are already few and far between but the areas within Hale, Swisher, and Floyd that have received […]

Texas Rice: Draining Fields; Spider Mites; Beaumont Field Day

🕔Jul 20, 2018Quite a bit of Texas rice is now being drained in preparation for harvest. In general, the Texas rice crop looks good, but recent rains have put a damper on […]

Indiana Soybeans: Moisture Stress and Spider Mites

🕔Jul 20, 2018As some areas of Indiana are dry getting drier, there is more concern about the possibility about spider mites being a culprit for yellowing foliage. Remember that many other factors […]

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