Texas High Plains IPM: Bollworms in Cotton, Aphids, Armyworms in Sorghum – Podcast Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
Cotton: Bollworm pressure increasing in north, other pests occasional. Sorghum: sugarcane aphid generally increasing, hedgehog aphid found doing damage, fall armyworm ragging up whorl stage plants, spider mites in places. […]

Alabama Cotton: Bollworms Moving North, Spider Mites Building Aug 10, 2020

🕔Aug 10, 2020
Thankfully bollworm pressure in south and central Alabama was relatively light this year, and we did not receive any calls on escaped worms in those regions. However, we have received […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Bollworms and Other Pests to Watch – Podcast Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
Here’s this week’s IPM Podcast recorded on August 5, 2020 (11:04 mins). Cotton at or near 5 Nodes Above White Flower (NAWF) – why this is important and what to […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Critical Period for All Crops, Keep Scouting Fields Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
Cotton ranges from just beginning to bloom with more than 6 nodes above white flower (NAWF) to past physiological cutout with 2 NAWF. Using our IPM scouting fields as a […]

Alabama Cotton: Insect Control Considerations for the Remainder of 2020 Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
In most seasons, we would be entering the home stretch for cotton insect control by early August. While this may be true for fields planted on time in 2020, it is not […]

Alabama Cotton, Soybeans: Insects Mostly Quiet, Redbanded Stink Bugs a Concern Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
Cotton Overall insect activity in Alabama is quiet. We are finding low levels of aphids in many fields, and a few tarnished and clouded plant bugs in nearly every field. […]

Midwest Crops: Hot, Dry Summer Invites Two-Spotted Mites – DTN Aug 3, 2020

🕔Aug 3, 2020
Watch out for an opportunistic pest that thrives in the summer heat: the twospotted spider mite. In normal, well-watered years, insect predators and certain fungi prey on these tiny mites, […]

Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: Managing Spider Mites Aug 3, 2020

🕔Aug 3, 2020
Spider mite damage to corn and soybeans is being reported in Nebraska. The following story addresses management. The companion story, Identifying Spider Mite Damage and the Species Responsible, includes a guide […]

Virginia: Spider Mites in Many Crop Fields Jul 24, 2020

🕔Jul 24, 2020
Observations from the field this week indicate that there are spider mite infestations at some level in most, if not all, peanut, cotton, and soybean fields in the drought-stressed Virginia […]

Virginia Cotton: Planning for Insect Buildup Jul 23, 2020

🕔Jul 23, 2020
I’ve been hoping this buildup would wait coincide with the third week of cotton bloom which will occur during first half of August, but corn is looking mature and it […]

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