West Texas Cotton: Insects Quiet, Weed Control the Order of the Day Jul 7, 2021

    🕔Jul 7, 2021
    GENERAL SITUATION Widespread rain events this last week, and possibly more to come over the next few days. No complaints here. I know we need to get some weeds sprayed, […]

    South Carolina Cotton: Aphids on the Rise, Look Out for Spider Mites Jun 29, 2021

    🕔Jun 29, 2021
    We are leaving thrips in the rear-view mirror and dealing with aphids, spider mites, and plant bugs head-on. As the crop starts to set squares, we will observe increasing populations […]

    Oklahoma Cotton: Managing Fleahoppers Jun 4, 2020

    🕔Jun 4, 2020
    Hot dry weather has settled in across the state. Where adequate moisture is available growing conditions are excellent. The downside is where limited rainfall has occurred planting has to be […]

    Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Scout Field for Fleahoppers May 11, 2020

    🕔May 11, 2020
    This week I’ve been looking for fleahoppers and other plant bugs in cotton. There’s been a couple different species of plant bugs in cotton than I usually see, so feel […]

    Texas LRGV IPM: Increasing Fleahopper, Sugarcane Aphid Pressure May 8, 2020

    🕔May 8, 2020
    This week in cotton saw many fields in full bloom and many fields are squaring nicely. There is some later planted cotton just barely putting on pinhead squares. Many fields […]

    Texas LRGV Cotton: Lots of Aphids, Fleahoppers Expected to Pick Up Apr 20, 2020

    🕔Apr 20, 2020
    According to the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication program as of April 16th cotton acreage is now at 161,103 acres across the LRGV and it seems there is still a little […]

    Texas Cotton: Fleahopper 101 – From Scouting to Treatment Jul 12, 2019

    🕔Jul 12, 2019
    This is just a heads up that there have been a few reports of cotton fleahoppers in cotton.  Cotton fleahopper adults are pale green to gray-green; nymphs are lighter-colored with reddish […]

    Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Not Much Thrips Damage, Lots of Fleahoppers May 14, 2019

    🕔May 14, 2019
    This year I have seen low thrips numbers in the fields in the Wharton, Jackson and Matagorda county area. The threshold for thrips is an average of 1 thrips per true […]

    Texas LRGV Crops: Insects are Light – So Far May 3, 2019

    🕔May 3, 2019
    Things are heating up, literally. This week we saw temperatures in the low 90s daytime and high 70s at night. Many growers fertilizing and watering their crops this week while […]

    Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: Fleahopper Numbers on the Rise May 25, 2018

    🕔May 25, 2018
    Cotton fields range from pinhead square to early bloom. Most fields are susceptible to cotton fleahopper damage and the potential for bollworm losses. We are finding cotton fleahoppers in numbers […]


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