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 […]
South Carolina Cotton, Soy: Pest Lineup For Mid-May May 14, 2020
Cotton and soybeans are popping up all across South Carolina and Clemson University Extension Service specialists say these major crops are susceptible to hungry insect pests. Cotton insect report Charles […]
There are no major insect issues occurring on a widespread basis. Calls about plant bugs indicate variable and average infestations in cotton.
I have had quite a few calls this year about threecornered alfalfa hoppers in cotton. There have been a few treatments on limited acres to date. In the past damage […]
Drake Perrow, consultant in Calhoun County, reported on Wednesday that he observed spider mites on pinhead square cotton that had 4 pounds of aldicarb per acre applied at planting and […]
Rains have continued for the most part in Alabama with almost none of the key peanut production areas marked as drought on the US Drought Monitor website. This is good […]
Although not a major pest, the threecornered alfalfa hopper causes occasional damage by girdling the main stems of seedling plants. They will feed around the perimeter of the stem with […]
With a lot of our crops now planted, University of Tennessee Extension Specialist Scott Stewart has provided a few reminders and pictures about early season pest problems that are sometimes […]
Soybean fields should be scouted for threecornered alfalfa hoppers from emergence until plants are about 10-inches tall.
We have detected a sudden increase in the activity of corn earworm (see map below), fall armyworm, and soybean looper moths in central and southeastern parts of Alabama. Although we have […]