Alabama Cotton: Grasshoppers, Thrips Are Biggest Concerns May 17, 2022

    🕔May 17, 2022
    Phone calls have started pick up over the past 7 to 10 days and grasshoppers and thrips tend to be the biggest insect issues we are hearing about.

    Texas Blacklands Cotton: Thrips on the Rise, Watch for Emerging Weeds May 7, 2022

    🕔May 7, 2022
    GENERAL: Another good area wide rain event came this week and brought as much as 3” to parts of the area. Prior to the rain insect activity in cotton was […]

    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 […]

    Georgia Peanuts: Thrips, TSWV Management – This Is Your One Chance, Don’t Mess Up. Apr 28, 2022

    🕔Apr 28, 2022
    I will make this post as straight forward as I can. UGA research shows that for every 1% Tomato spotted wilt Virus (TSWV) incidence in GA-06G at the end of the season, […]

    North Carolina Cotton: How to Nail 2022 Thrips Management Apr 27, 2022

    🕔Apr 27, 2022
    According to Dr. Edmisten, planting conditions are improving. With planters rolling soon, we urge growers to think about thrips management now. The best source of information for thrips activity is […]

    Tennessee Cotton: Thrips Predictor Model Apr 27, 2022

    🕔Apr 27, 2022
    The thrips infestation predictor tool uses planting date, precipitation, and temperature to create an estimate of the size of local thrips population and the susceptibility of seedling cotton to infestations […]

    Alabama Cotton: Late April Thrips Models Apr 22, 2022

    🕔Apr 22, 2022
    Generally speaking, Alabama cotton experienced higher than “normal” thrips pressure in later (mid-May+) planted cotton in 2021. According the Cotton Thrips Model, 2022 is setting up to be more of […]

    Texas Blacklands: Cotton Starting to Emerge; Hessian Fly, Rust Diseases in Wheat Apr 20, 2022

    🕔Apr 20, 2022
    GENERAL: Most of the area received another timely rain event that will help finish the wheat crop, keep the corn crop growing, and provide enough soil moisture to get cotton […]

    Alabama Cotton: Thinking About Thrips in 2022 Mar 22, 2022

    🕔Mar 22, 2022
    One insect that we can plan on being a consistent threat every year is thrips. This pest will infest 100% of the cotton planted in Alabama every year. What we […]

    Alabama Cotton: What Did We Learn About Insect Management in 2021? Mar 8, 2022

    🕔Mar 8, 2022
    Several cotton insects presented unique or unusual infestation patterns in 2021. The following is a discussion of insects as they occurred during the season and what we may want to […]


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