Alabama Cotton: Early Season Thrips Control Is Important Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Cotton planting and early season thrips management are almost upon us. We are fortunate today to have varieties that have three-plus bale yield potential. While we can’t control rainfall patterns […]

Alabama Cotton: Don’t Let Thrips Hobble Plants Early Mar 18, 2020

🕔Mar 18, 2020
Cotton planting and early season thrips management are almost upon us. We are fortunate today to have varieties that have three-plus bale yield potential. While we can’t control rainfall patterns […]

Cotton Seed Treatments – Comparing Your Choices Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
In Louisiana and the cotton belt, thrips are considered the No. 1 early-season pest of seedling cotton. Tobacco thrips compose the primary species infesting Louisiana cotton, while western flower thrips […]

Making A Fresh Case For Aldicarb In Cotton, Peanuts Feb 26, 2020

🕔Feb 26, 2020
It wasn’t the hurricanes of the climatic sort that impacted Georgia and many other Southeastern growers in 2019. It was a hurricane of thrips. “It was one of the worst […]

Arkansas: Soybean Vein Necrosis Research Leads to Unexpected Discovery Feb 21, 2020

🕔Feb 21, 2020
Sometimes, unexpected discoveries in the course of scientific investigation open new avenues of research. Virologist Ioannis Tzanetakis and Ph.D. student Jing Zhou employed advanced genetic tools to identify and better understand […]

Alabama Cotton: Thrips Management Considerations for 2020 Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
Thrips migrated from wild hosts unusually late in 2019 and in extremely high numbers. The peak movement into cotton occurred from mid-May to early June.  This late movement was likely […]

Midwest – Extreme Weather Gives Pests A Big Opening – DTN Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019
Weather extremes are a major threat to U.S. row crops, as 2019 demonstrated vividly. But some insects and diseases actually thrive in the chaos of flooding, drought, hail and heavy […]

Georgia Peanuts: Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus a Significant Problem in 2019 Oct 21, 2019

🕔Oct 21, 2019
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait cautions Georgia peanut producers in the midst of harvesting this year’s crop that it’s never too early to look ahead to […]

Industrial Hemp: Pest Challenges for Growers Jul 11, 2019

🕔Jul 11, 2019
As 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, 2019

🕔Jun 27, 2019
GENERAL 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 […]

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