Applications for aphids will likely be necessary in Alabama to make it possible to scout for bollworm eggs and hatching worms later this month. See comments by Ron Smith.
One veteran entomologist says signs point to a heavy and prolonged plant bug season in parts of the region.
Moisture, at last. Rain began falling this week across parts of our coverage area after a prolonged stretch of hot, dry weather. Planting had stopped on a wide basis due to […]
Issues with silverleaf whitefly continue in Georgia, southeast Alabama and parts of Florida — especially in later cotton.
Silverleaf whitefly greatly expanded their range in Georgia this summer and have now spread into adjoining areas in Alabama and Florida. They are present in 650,000 acres of cotton in Georgia […]
Herbicide and fertilizer applications – plus late cotton planting -remain on hold due to persistent rain. Some pigweed has likely grown past the point that dicamba can control it.
Weather conditions greatly improved this week across much of our coverage area. Cool weather still prevailed in parts of the region last week, but daytime highs are more consistently in […]
Defoliation is starting on a wider scale this week, mainly in early-planted and/or drought-stressed fields. Disease pressure varies, but target spot has gained the most attention in the lower Southeast. […]
Spider mites are being treated on a wider basis than usual in parts of the lower Southeast. Plant bugs are heavier and more widespread in North Carolina, and they seem […]
Plant bugs are becoming more obvious in areas where cotton is squaring. More treatments were being reported this week. Spider mite applications have been reported in some areas, as well. And […]