Industrial Hemp: Pest Challenges for Growers

🕔Jul 11, 2019As the growing season progresses, I am getting more questions about insects feeding on hemp. Contrary to literature published in the early 1900s, hemp does have insect and mite enemies, […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Fleahoppers in Cotton; Rootworm Beetles, Spider Mites in Corn

🕔Jun 27, 2019GENERAL A heat wave moved in during the latter part of last week, but thanks to our wet spring crops across the area have withstood the temperature stress. Most of […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Surviving Fields 10 Days Behind

🕔Jun 26, 2019General Status Even the best of our cotton fields looks like it has had it pretty rough, mostly because it has. We continue to lose marginal fields to the plethora […]

Alabama Cotton: Plant Bugs Demand Attention — Now

🕔Jun 25, 2019Insect wise, we still have plants with heavy thrips damage that may be as mature as the 9th node. However, these plants are growing and I would suggest we focus […]

Texas Blacklands: Fleahoppers in Cotton, Start Scouting for Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Jun 18, 2019GENERAL Wheat harvest wraps up for a lot of farms last week, and yields reports have been average to higher, but bushel weights and quality took a hit after all […]

South Carolina Cotton: Still Making Thrips Decisions

🕔Jun 7, 2019Drake 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 […]

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

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

Alabama Cotton: Thrips Pressure on the Rise

🕔May 31, 2019The Thrips Infestation Predicator (TIP) for Cotton (here) has been remarkably accurate in forecasting thrips pressure in Alabama this year. It forecasted heavy pressure in south Alabama beginning in early […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Early-Season Leaf Puckering, Deformation, Damage

🕔May 24, 2019We handle situations every year regarding early-season leaf injury and damage. This year, the volume of questions has been higher and is likely related to this year’s particular environment. We […]

Georgia Peanuts: Why the Higher Acephate Rate for Thrips?

🕔May 22, 2019Over the years several folks have asked why there is a difference in the recommended rate of acephate for cotton (3 oz/acre) and peanut (6-12 oz/acre). I applied acephate (97) […]

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