When 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 […]
No major insect problems are occurring on a wide basis, but the phone is ringing more frequently about several issues.
Drake 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
Good 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 […]
Square 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 […]
With 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 […]
Dr. Scott Stewart advises on timely management steps for controlling thrips and tarnished plant bugs in cotton.
As 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: […]
General 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 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 […]