Alabama Peanuts: What to Know About Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
Tomato spotted wilt (TSW), caused by tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV; Family Bunyaviridae; Genus Tospovirus), is an important disease of field, vegetable, and ornamental crops grown in temperate and subtropical regions worldwide. TSWV has […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Be on Lookout for Fleahoppers Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
General Status It has been a wet, cool week and no one is complaining about the moisture, a few hailed on strips aside. Rainfall amounts are highly variable. By my […]

Texas LRGV: Sorghum Harvest Underway, Few Pests in Cotton Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
General Situation Growers have been harvesting grain sorghum again this week working around the rain showers and I have heard reports of good yields in both dryland and irrigated sorghum […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Thrips Still a Problem in Later Fields, Be on Watch for Plant Bugs Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
General It was a hot, dry, week with high winds that hampered the last of our ‘catching up’ herbicide sprays, assuming our producers could find product to spray. The rollercoaster […]

Mississippi Cotton: Impact of Effective Thrips Management. Jun 26, 2021

🕔Jun 26, 2021
Not much has changed in regard to foliar thrips management in cotton. There are still limited options which include acephate, Bidrin, Dimethoate, Intrepid Edge, and Radiant.  These products provide various […]

Texas Plains: Checking if Fields Survived the Weather, Not Many Pests Yet Jun 15, 2021

🕔Jun 15, 2021
General Status This week our producers and associated industries are trying to see just how much we can do at the same time with the least amount of sleep. We […]

Texas Plains: Lots of Weather Problems, Few Complaints About Rain Jun 9, 2021

🕔Jun 9, 2021
General Status Fields are just starting to dry out. Hopefully for not too long, but at least long enough to get our crops evaluated, decisions made, and field work accomplished. […]

Texas Blacklands: Cool, Wet Conditions Delay Wheat Harvest, Cause Problems in Corn, Cotton Jun 1, 2021

🕔Jun 1, 2021
GENERAL Cool and wet weather remains in the forecast. This rainy spell has delayed harvest, caused disease concerns in corn, and slowed down cotton growth and development. There were some […]

Texas LRGV: Aphids Skyrocket in Cotton, Keep Watch for Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
General Situation Over the weekend many growers received some much-needed rain around the LRGV. Majority of Valley got anywhere from 1 inch to 2.5 inches with a handful of places […]

Mississippi: Dealing with Stink Bugs in Corn, Thrips in Cotton – Podcast May 5, 2021

🕔May 5, 2021
Don Cook and Whitney Crow hit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to talk about stinkbugs in corn, modeling thrips pressure in cotton, thrips management in cotton.  Jeff Gore throws in […]

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