Texas Plains Cotton: Plenty of Threats to Keep You Scouting Aug 21, 2022

    🕔Aug 21, 2022
    General Status Rains actually occurred again this week and good chances remain for the next few days. There were select areas that received multiple inch rains, particularly in southern Hale, […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Insects Chasing Lushest Crops Following Cooler, Wetter Conditions Aug 13, 2022

    🕔Aug 13, 2022
    General Status It is sad to say that the last 10 days have been some of the wettest / moistest /coolest of the official summer season. Still, I estimate that […]

    Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Dry Conditions Causing Spider Mite Issues Aug 11, 2022

    🕔Aug 11, 2022
    Twospotted spider mites have been noted in fields across much of Iowa already this summer, as much of Iowa is in abnormal or extreme drought (D0-D3, US Drought Monitor). Scouting for […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Lots of Pests, No Economist Thresholds Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    General Status Weather and drought remain our greatest issues this week yet again as we plow through crunch time and peak water use with not a drop of moisture to […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: Drought Still the Biggest Concern Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    CROP AND PEST SITUATION There are a few pockets (all sub-threshold) of cotton aphids, spider mites, a few bollworms, and Lygus in Hockley, Cochran, and Lamb counties. However, in the […]

    Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: Managing Spider Mites Aug 3, 2022

    🕔Aug 3, 2022
    Spider mite damage to corn and soybeans is being reported in Nebraska. The following story addresses management. The companion story, Identifying Spider Mite Damage and the Species Responsible, includes a guide […]

    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 […]

    Mississippi Cotton: Spider Mite Recommendations Jul 18, 2022

    🕔Jul 18, 2022
    Over the last several weeks, the weather has been hot and dry and in some areas of the state spider mites have reached treatable thresholds. Rarely do spider mites have […]

    Tennessee Cotton: Insect Control in Severely Drought Stressed Fields Jul 16, 2022

    🕔Jul 16, 2022
    Over the past few days, I’ve received several calls from growers and consultants at a crossroads about continuing to spend money on insect control in cotton. Much of the cotton […]

    Tennessee Soybeans: Spider Mites Infesting Fields Jul 16, 2022

    🕔Jul 16, 2022
    I’ve received a few calls about twospotted spider mite infestations in soybeans in West Tennessee. Spider mites usually are a minor issue in soybeans and  I’ve only seen two instances […]


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