South Carolina Cotton: Bollworms on the Rise Aug 3, 2021

    🕔Aug 3, 2021
    Captures of bollworm moths in my pheromone traps increased again this week and might continue up for next week. We will keep reporting the numbers. Moths are in the air, […]

    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 […]

    South Carolina Cotton: Time to Scout for Plant Bugs Jun 23, 2021

    🕔Jun 23, 2021
    As some of our crop is now squaring and growing rapidly, we will start to see populations of plant bugs increase. Plant bugs will include several species, such as the […]

    Southeast Cotton: Early Thrips, Nematode Control Critical for a Good Season Mar 16, 2021

    🕔Mar 16, 2021
    As the 2021 planting season approaches, it’s customary to look back and contemplate what happened last season and the many, many decades of seasons that preceded even last year. Nothing […]

    South Carolina: Soybean Pests Have A Healthy Appetite Right Now Sep 4, 2020

    🕔Sep 4, 2020
    Charles Davis, county agent in Calhoun County, found stink bugs in his observations but reported “damage was hard to find in the fields” he walked. Charles also reported that “a […]

    South Carolina: Still Reasons To Scout Cotton – And More So In Soybeans Aug 28, 2020

    🕔Aug 28, 2020
    Tom Smith, local consultant, reported that “a number of early planted [cotton] fields [are done] until defoliation, and a number of later planted fields may need 1 or 2 sucking-bug […]

    Cotton – Southeast – Limited Defoliation At Hand, Rains Restore Balance – AgFax Aug 27, 2020

    🕔Aug 27, 2020
    Recent rainy weather has helped the crop and maybe reduced whitefly pressure, but it also could encourage disease development going into September.

    South Carolina Cotton: Focus On Stink Bugs But Be Aware Of Bollworms, Too Aug 21, 2020

    🕔Aug 21, 2020
    Jonathan Croft, county agent in Orangeburg County, reported that “cotton around the seventh week of bloom I checked this week in Orangeburg and Dorchester Counties was above threshold for stink […]

    Cotton – Southeast – More Bolls Opening, But Still A Long Way To Go – AgFax Aug 20, 2020

    🕔Aug 20, 2020
    Whitefly applications continue as the insect develops in more cotton in Georgia and southeast Alabama.

    South Carolina: Cotton, Soybean Insects Plenty Active Aug 14, 2020

    🕔Aug 14, 2020
    Jonathan Croft, county agent in Orangeburg County, reported that he “checked soybeans on the edge of Calhoun and Orangeburg Counties this morning [yesterday] and found about 50% threshold on soybean […]


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