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 […]

Tennessee Cotton: Using the Thrips Infestation Predictor May 5, 2021

🕔May 5, 2021
The Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton is a useful tool for predicting whether a foliar insecticide application is needed for thrips control in cotton. It uses local weather data in association with […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Lots of Pests but No Economic Threats for Now Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
GENERAL Wheat across the area is progressing nicely and some fields are starting to have the heads change colors as the grain filling process continues. Leaf and stripe rust spores […]

Georgia Peanuts: Planting Season Is Thrips Season Apr 28, 2021

🕔Apr 28, 2021
Peanut planting season is also thrips season in Georgia, and growers need to be prepared to manage this tiny but damaging insect pest. I checked some volunteer peanuts in a […]

North Carolina Cotton: How to Nail 2021 Thrips Management Apr 28, 2021

🕔Apr 28, 2021
According to Dr. Edmisten and Collins, planting conditions are improving. With planters rolling soon, we urge growers to think about thrips management now. The best source of information for thrips […]

Alabama Cotton: Controlling Early Season Pests Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
There are many risk factors associated with production agriculture—many of them including aspects that producers cannot control. Weather, rainfall and pressures from cotton pests are all factors with a large […]

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