North Carolina Cotton: Increasing Thrips Damage. Is It Resistance?

🕔May 20, 2019Reports of thrips damage on cotton with an insecticidal seed treatment and/or in-furrow neonicotinoid (Admire Pro) have increased over the past week. Concern about thrips resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides (the […]

Texas Blacklands: Wheat Heading Towards Finish; Saturated Soils Affecting Cotton, Corn

🕔May 16, 2019GENERAL: Wheat is turning the last corner and headed for the finish line, with some wheat fields starting to turn last week. Most of the hard-red winter wheat fields in […]

Virginia Cotton: Thrips Dispersal and Foliar Sprays

🕔May 16, 2019Virginia cotton requires a thrips control product at planting to preserve yield and avoid maturity delays. This is especially true since the arrival of tarnished plant bugs. Any maturity delay […]

Virginia Cotton: Orthene Time, Priorities with Approaching Dry Period

🕔May 15, 2019Looks like we went into the refrigerator on Tuesday night and by Friday, its going to be full throttle Summertime.  There are several defining events for each cotton season that […]

Tennessee: 6 Pest Issues to Be on Lookout For

🕔May 15, 2019Well it’s a start anyhow. Most folks are dodging weather trying to get seed in the ground. With limited crops emerged, it is not too surprising that I’ve not been […]

North Carolina Cotton: “Isolated” Seed Quality Issues Become Apparent

🕔May 14, 2019Unfortunately, some of what was predicted in the newsletter article that we released on April 4, 2019, has occurred: (Seed Is Expensive…Protect This Investment!!). The points made in that article […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Not Much Thrips Damage, Lots of Fleahoppers

🕔May 14, 2019This year I have seen low thrips numbers in the fields in the Wharton, Jackson and Matagorda county area. The threshold for thrips is an average of 1 thrips per true […]

Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: 3 Early Season Pests – Thrips, Fleahoppers, Aphids

🕔May 10, 2019The oldest cotton in the Mid-Coast is squaring and the youngest is just emerging from the ground.  Pest management in early season is primarily focused on two or three insect […]

Georgia Cotton: Foliar Sprays for Thrips

🕔May 8, 2019Thrips are consistent and predictable insect pests of seedling cotton in Georgia.  Preventive insecticides are recommended at planting to reduce thrips infestations and seedling injury.  Supplemental foliar insecticides are needed […]

Alabama Cotton: Thrips Predictor Model Helps Make Management Decisions

🕔May 7, 2019Spring and warmer weather sends producers to the fields in droves, planting and making decisions about the upcoming growing season. Researchers at North Carolina State University helped to remove some […]

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