North Carolina Cotton: Plant Bug Scouting, Thresholds Change with Bloom Jun 25, 2019

🕔Jun 25, 2019When cotton blooms, it’s time to switch sampling and thresholds for plant bugs. This previous article covered why you should scout differently in pre-bloom and post-bloom cotton. There is no […]

Tennessee: Insect Issues – Not Many, but Watch for These Guys Jun 20, 2019

🕔Jun 20, 2019No major insect problems are occurring on a wide basis, but the phone is ringing more frequently about several issues.

South Carolina Cotton: With Insects, Shift Your Focus Now Jun 15, 2019

🕔Jun 15, 2019Drake Perrow, consultant in Calhoun County, reported that he observed beet armyworms on pigweeds at noticeable numbers. William Hardee, county agent covering Horry and Marion Counties, reported that “brown and […]

Tennessee Cotton: Managing Early Season Plant Bugs Jun 14, 2019

🕔Jun 14, 2019Good early-season management of tarnished plant bugs relies on a sweep net, monitoring square retention, and making timely insecticide applications as needed. During the first two weeks of squaring, the […]

Mississippi Cotton: Assessing Adult Plant Bug Control Jun 14, 2019

🕔Jun 14, 2019Square retention is a critical component of early season plant bug management. I would strongly encourage you to take square retention counts along with your sweep net counts prior to […]

North Carolina Cotton: Insecticide Recommendations for Tarnished Plant Bug Jun 7, 2019

🕔Jun 7, 2019With more cotton starting to square, ALL cotton in the state should be scouted so that we maintain acceptable square load to bring us into blooming (see this previous article […]

Tennessee Cotton: Management Tips for Thrips, Tarnished Plant Bugs – Podcast Jun 7, 2019

🕔Jun 7, 2019Dr. Scott Stewart advises on timely management steps for controlling thrips and tarnished plant bugs in cotton.

North Carolina Cotton: Scouting Tarnished Plant Bug (How Not to Miss a Spray) May 30, 2019

🕔May 30, 2019As mentioned in the 2019 North Carolina Cotton Information guide, “the key to successful cotton production in North Carolina is the adoption of a short-season management strategy.” Specifically, growers should: […]

Texas LRGV IPM: More Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids Take Off in Sorghum May 17, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019General Situation Hot and muggy this week as the LRGV received some rain on Monday and Tuesday and a little on Wednesday. Harlingen, Raymondville and Weslaco areas received anywhere from […]

Virginia Cotton: Transform Receives Section 18 Approval for Tarnished Plant Bugs May 17, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019Virginia cotton growers can now use Transform to control tarnished plant bug in cotton in 2019 (June 1 – Oct 1). This product will allow us to rotate modes of […]

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