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 […]

    Texas Blacklands Cotton: Grasshoppers, Aphids, Spider Mites Taking Advantage of Hot, Dry Conditions Jul 16, 2022

    🕔Jul 16, 2022
    The condition of the cotton crop is continuing to deteriorate as we keep stringing days with triple digit highs together and little to no moisture across the region. There were […]

    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 […]

    Texas Blacklands Cotton: Hot and Dry, Bollworm Activity on the Rise Jul 10, 2022

    🕔Jul 10, 2022
    GENERAL Another week of extreme temperatures and no rain, and at this point it is hard for event the biggest optimist in the area no to feel pessimistic about the […]

    Alabama Cotton: Drought Stress, Plant Bugs, Aphids, and Spider Mites Jul 10, 2022

    🕔Jul 10, 2022
    We have been in a lot of cotton this week and much of it has needed a good rain (or two). The storms we have been getting across Alabama seem […]

    Texas Blacklands Cotton: Fruit Shed and Nutrient Deficiencies; Pests Light, but Keep Eyes Open Jul 3, 2022

    🕔Jul 3, 2022
    GENERAL We finally got a much-needed break from the triple digit temperatures, and some areas even received some rain although it was much less than what is needed. Area crops […]

    Texas Blacklands Cotton: Keep Scouting for Fleahoppers, Aphids Jun 13, 2022

    🕔Jun 13, 2022
    GENERAL A full week of dry and excessively hot temperatures has taken a toll on the areas corn crop and is not helping the cotton crop as it is trying […]

    Texas Blacklands Cotton: Fleahopper Numbers Climb May 28, 2022

    🕔May 28, 2022
    GENERAL Another round of rain halted wheat harvest operations, but was greatly appreciated as the areas corn, cotton, and sorghum acres were getting a little parched. Wheat yield reports are […]

    Texas Blacklands: Widespread Rains Aid Crops May 2, 2022

    🕔May 2, 2022
    GENERAL The area wide soaking we have been hoping for, finally arrived earlier this week. The recent rains will help wheat finish out the crop and keep the corn and […]


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