Monthly Archives: April 2017

Cotton Aphids in Seedling Cotton

Cotton field maturity ranges from emergence to plants with 3-4 true leaves. Most fields are cotyledon to 1-true leaf. The normal insect pests we see in seedling cotton include thrips, cutworms, mites and aphids. When scouting seedling cotton plants, I usually pull a plant from the ground and look at the leaves for insects.  This week I have found Cotton Aphids in many fields.  Most of the aphids are winged, indicating they have recently arrived. But some plants have both winged and small wingless aphids. First, aphids are rarely yield limiting to seedling cotton plants.  Most… Read More →

Corn Herbicide Field Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 5 Time: 9 am Location: Intersection of FM 2433 and Gin Rd. Topics: Dr. Josh McGinty will lead a discussion on weed management in corn.  IPM will be discussed by Stephen Biles CEUs: 1 hour CEU will be provided. A herbicide trial was conducted by Dr. McGinty at this location to evaluate different herbicides for control of smellmelon in corn.