North Carolina Cotton: Complicated Pest Assortment, Tough Decisions,

🕔Jul 17, 2018Well it is definitely mid-season cotton management time here in North Carolina. Lots of questions on a complex of insect pests present in the Coastal Plain. Bollworm flight activity has […]

South Carolina Cotton: Bollworms, Stink Bugs Moving in from Corn

🕔Jul 13, 2018We still have plenty of aphids, but there was a report this week of the aphid fungus in the middle of the state. So, if you haven’t treated for aphids […]

Oklahoma Soybeans: Managing Pod-Feeding Insects

🕔Jul 11, 2018We have received scattered reports from NE Oklahoma of stink bug activity and foliage and pod-feeding caterpillars in soybean. As soybeans set seed and fill out, they definitely need protection […]

Tennessee Cotton: Crunch Time for Plant Bugs and Stink Bugs

🕔Jul 11, 2018Now through the end of July is the critical time to manage infestations of plant bugs and stink bugs. Of course it varies considerably, but we are seeing more consistent […]

Tennessee Soybeans: Few Insects Present, Don’t Stop Scouting

🕔Jul 11, 2018Having done several scout schools this past week and spending some time on the phone, there doesn’t appear to be any major insect pest problems in soybean at this time. […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Check Bt Fields for Bollworms

🕔Jul 9, 2018I’ve looked at cotton past cutout (5 nodes above white flower) in all three of my counties this week, this season has been flying by. I’ve been seeing the bollworm […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Cotton, Peanuts, Pesticide Training

🕔Jul 6, 2018Cotton I am coming around to having a more optimistic outlook for some of our area cotton production. If we receive some measurable precipitation I will remain optimistic.  In fact, […]

South Carolina Cotton: Insect Pressure on the Rise – Scout Your Fields

🕔Jul 6, 2018Well, we have insects in cotton now, don’t we? Aphids, spider mites, plant bugs, early stink bugs, etc., are out there, especially in the earliest planted fields. Spider mites could […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Bollworms, Stink Bugs Picking Up

🕔Jul 2, 2018This week I’ve been seeing the bollworm (H. zea, corn ear worm, etc.) egg lay picking up. The most this week was in a field near Egypt, 24% of the […]

Texas Plains Pests: Insects Flaring, Weeds Toughening Up in High Heat

🕔Jun 29, 2018General Status This week we have seen the return of some rather harsh hot and dry conditions. Most days the temperatures have been triple digit but if not, it was […]

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