South Carolina Cotton: Aphids on the Rise, Look Out for Spider Mites Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
We are leaving thrips in the rear-view mirror and dealing with aphids, spider mites, and plant bugs head-on. As the crop starts to set squares, we will observe increasing populations […]

South Carolina Cotton: Time to Scout for Plant Bugs Jun 23, 2021

🕔Jun 23, 2021
As some of our crop is now squaring and growing rapidly, we will start to see populations of plant bugs increase. Plant bugs will include several species, such as the […]

Louisiana Cotton: Plant Bug Identification, Control Jun 23, 2021

🕔Jun 23, 2021
With Louisiana experiencing warm days and adequate moisture, much of the cotton has grown out of the thrips susceptibility stage (1-4 leaf cotton) and is beginning to put on squares. […]

Alabama: Unusual Weather Gives Unusual Year for Cotton Insects Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
Mild winter weather, cool spring days and a handful of heat-filled scorchers combined to create an interesting situation with cotton insects this spring and summer. Alabama Cooperative Extension System crop […]

Midsouth Cotton and Soybeans Restored to Transform WG Label Jul 16, 2019

🕔Jul 16, 2019
EPA has issued an expanded label for Transform WG insecticide with Isoclast active. Eight new crops, including corn and alfalfa, are on the expanded label, which also restores the previously […]

Cotton, Sorghum: Transform WG Gets Section 18 Emergency Use Exemptions May 16, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019
The EPA has granted Section 18 emergency use exemptions for Transform WG insecticide in cotton and sorghum.  Transform targets sap-feeding pests including the major yield-robbers – tarnished plant bug in […]

Arkansas Cotton: Section 18 Received for Transform for Tarnished Plant Bug Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019
The Arkansas State Plant Board has received authorization for a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for Transform WG on Cotton.  The Emergency Exemption is effective June 1 through October 31, 2019.  The […]

Tennessee Cotton, Soybeans: Insect Issues to Look For Jul 26, 2018

🕔Jul 26, 2018
Insect pests are irritatingly unpredictable about when, where and how bad infestations will be. But there are patterns that repeat themselves annually.

Arkansas Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs – Insecticide Rainfastness Jul 19, 2018

🕔Jul 19, 2018
Tarnished plant bug numbers are picking up in cotton and with pop-up rainfall we experience this time of year, we are getting calls on how long an insecticide needs to […]

Texas LRGV Crops: Premature Senescence; Whiteflies Jun 29, 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018
It’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 […]

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