Alabama Cotton: Conditions Ripe for Disease Development Aug 19, 2022

    🕔Aug 19, 2022
    High humidity and temperatures along with vigorous canopy growth will favor prolonged periods of leaf wetness in crops and drive disease pressure across Alabama in August. In cotton, target spot has […]

    Alabama Cotton: Be on Lookout for Silverleaf Whiteflies Aug 18, 2022

    🕔Aug 18, 2022
    We are still in the early stages of the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) situation in our areas with historic outbreaks (some parts of the Wiregrass). It is still not time to […]

    Alabama Cotton: Insect Pressure Remains Variable by Field Aug 12, 2022

    🕔Aug 12, 2022
    Not much has changed over the past week with the cotton situation. We are still fighting bugs in some fields statewide, while other fields are relatively clean. A little cotton […]

    Alabama Cotton: Scout Fields Before Making Application Decisions Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    The crop situation is all over the board in Alabama. Fields in the Gulf Coast region have received rains in something like 30 of the last 37 days, while fields […]

    Alabama: Stink Bugs the Main Concern in Cotton, Caterpillars Moving Into Peanuts Jul 29, 2022

    🕔Jul 29, 2022
    Not much has changed with the bug complex situation over the past 7 days. Some fields are still requiring attention from plant bugs, but we are at the point with […]

    A Look at Production Costs and Implications for Agriculture Jul 28, 2022

    🕔Jul 28, 2022
    Agricultural production is filled with uncertainty and risk. There are many factors outside of farmers’ control that can affect profitability, making risk management an essential business practice. One area that […]

    Alabama: Stink, Plant Bugs the Main Pests in Cotton; Kudzu Bugs Explode in Soybeans Jul 24, 2022

    🕔Jul 24, 2022
    From this point forward, the bug complex of stink bugs and plant bugs will be the most yield limiting insect situation we deal with.

    Alabama Cotton: Heavy Aphid Populations, Expecting a Big Stink Bug Year Jul 16, 2022

    🕔Jul 16, 2022
    We have gotten some much needed rains in some fields in parts of the state, while other are missing rains still. A lot of the cotton we have seen in […]

    Alabama Cotton: PGR Management and Adjustments Jul 15, 2022

    🕔Jul 15, 2022
    We’ve suggested that high temperatures and plant stresses should moderate — that is, dial back the rate or delay the timing of — our PGR treatments. We have several studies […]

    Alabama Cotton, Soybeans: Stink Bugs on the Rise, Keep Watch for Plant Bugs, Foliage Feeders Jul 15, 2022

    🕔Jul 15, 2022
    COTTON Alabama Extension entomologist Dr. Ron Smith and I along with my summer worker Ben Tankersley scouted several cotton fields in Cherokee County this Tuesday (July 12) as part of […]


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