Monday, June 23, 2014

Updates from June 20, 2014

  • Several more reports from diverse areas of the state about adult plant bugs at damaging levels in pin head square and older cotton.
  • Plant bugs continue to increase on wild host plants on roadsides and field borders. Both dark (old) adults and immatures present in SE AL.
  • Tobacco Budworms foliage feeding on peanuts near Enterprise, AL. Newer chemistry (Belt, Blackhawk, Steward) will be necessary for control.
  • Fall armyworm (likely grass strain) feeding on peanuts in southwest AL. Pyrethroids will give excellent control.
  • Snails in abundant numbers observed on cotton from Walnut Hill, FL to Columbus, MS. No controls suggested but net sampling for plant bugs difficult.