Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Arrives on Southern High Plains – UPDATE

🕔Jul 12, 2018Blayne Reed 7/12 – A quick update to the sugarcane aphid population watch.  Yesterday I did find and confirm the aphid in northwestern Hale County on seed milo.  The population was […]

Texas Plains: Crops Progressing Rapidly; Cotton Fruit Loss a Concern

🕔Jul 10, 2018General Status We remain hopeful for a soaking rain but recently the skies only like to send heat units. We certainly are racking up those heat units. Unfortunately, what corn […]

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 Mid-Coast Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found Above Economic Threshold

🕔Jun 29, 2018While some sorghum fields in the Mid-Coast of Texas have already been harvested, the remaining fields should be inspected for Sugarcane Aphids (SCA). This week I have seen an increasing […]

Texas LRGV Crops: Premature Senescence; Whiteflies

🕔Jun 29, 2018It’s amazing how things can change so quickly from one week to the next. The Valley accumulated quite a bit of rainfall last week with most areas receiving anywhere from […]

Texas Blacklands: Weather Aiding Fleahoppers, Spider Mites

🕔Jun 15, 2018Crops have been suffering from intense heat and lack of moisture over the past 2 weeks but we are hoping for some relief over the next 3 to 4 days. […]

Tennessee Sweet Sorghum: Section 18 Approved for Sivanto

🕔Jun 14, 2018The EPA has approved Tennessee’s Section 18 request for Sivanto (a.k.a. Sivanto prime) in sweet sorghum for control of sugarcane aphid. This product is already fully labeled on grain sorghum, […]

West Texas Corn, Sorghum: Fall Armyworm Numbers Spike

🕔Jun 14, 2018It is mid-June, and I am pleased to report that there have not been any serious insect problems in corn and sorghum yet. Well, let me temper this by saying […]

Oklahoma Cotton, Sorghum: Transform Receives Emergency Use Permits

🕔Jun 12, 2018The EPA has granted Oklahoma a Section 18 Emergency Use Permit (EUP) for Transform WG to control plant bugs in cotton, and in sorghum, to control sugarcane aphid during the […]

Texas Sorghum: Resistant Varieties, Beneficial Predators Help Battle Sugarcane Aphids

🕔May 16, 2018While sugarcane aphids have been difficult to suppress in past years due to their natural traits and limited insecticide options, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study shows resistant sorghum varieties […]

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