Texas Plains Cotton: Dryland Fields Mostly Gone, Pests Quiet but Some Sneaking In Jul 3, 2022

    🕔Jul 3, 2022
    General Status With the fate of most of the borderline failing fields finally determined via insurance, we have been able to focus better on the well being of our surviving […]

    Texas Plains Pest Management: Cotton Susceptible to Fleahoppers; Watch for Fall Armyworms Jun 25, 2022

    🕔Jun 25, 2022
    General Status Hot and dry is the theme of the year so far. Early rains gave us quite a bit of hope, but they have not continued the way they […]

    Alabama Cotton: Be on Watch for Plant Bugs, Spider Mites Jun 17, 2022

    🕔Jun 17, 2022
    We still have some thrips going in spots here and there, but we are mostly through that window. Plant bugs and spider mites are the biggest calls and reports that […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Still Evaluating Establishment, Variable Thrips Pressure Jun 14, 2022

    🕔Jun 14, 2022
    General Status Another week has progressed in 2022 and we are still evaluating fields for establishment. It is safe to say that our failure rate will be high, despite some […]

    Mississippi Cotton: High Thrips Populations Jun 13, 2022

    🕔Jun 13, 2022
    With the development of resistance to seed treatments, foliar thrips applications are becoming increasing common. This year thrips pressure has been extremely high and in some cases multiple applications were […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Variable Rains Do Little to Alleviate Drought Jun 7, 2022

    🕔Jun 7, 2022
    General Status Our status is double dry with a sprinkling of relieving rain on top. How much rain was received in the last few weeks varies from field to field, […]

    Georgia Peanuts: Thrips Injury, TSWV, and the Threat of Lesser Cornstalk Borer Jun 1, 2022

    🕔Jun 1, 2022
    The value of at-plant insecticides for thrips management was readily apparent in UGA trials this week in Tifton. While untreated peanuts were getting hammered (picture on the left below), all […]

    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 Cotton: Fleahoppers Moving into Fields May 23, 2022

    🕔May 23, 2022
    GENERAL Wheat harvest operations are finally getting started, and hopefully we can get the crop harvested without the premature sprouting like last year. Corn in the area is reaching the […]

    Tennessee Cotton: Thrips Control Considerations May 17, 2022

    🕔May 17, 2022
    I’ve received several phone calls over the past few days about thrips in seedling cotton. Thrips pressure is variable by location with some areas reporting treatable numbers and others finding […]


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