Tag Archives: Stink Bugs

End of Season Pest Management

Corn and sorghum harvest is well underway. Soybeans and cotton fields are maturing rapidly. We are finding stink bugs in some cotton and soybean fields but the decision to treat depends on the maturity of the crop. Looking for Harvest Aid Trial locations. Read More →

Cotton Update 6/15 – Stink bugs

Cotton fields have 15-19 nodes and 4-6 NAWF. Finding increased stink bug feeding this week. Read More →

Cotton Update 6/9/22

Cotton plants in most fields have 14-18 nodes on the plant and 5-7 nodes above white flower (NAWF). Spotty rains fell over the past week but the forecast does not look very promising for additional rainfall. Fortunately, the insect pressure continues to be relatively low but continue to watch for stink bugs and bollworm. For stink bugs, inspect the inside of 1-inch bolls to see if feeding caused warts or stained lint on the inside of the boll. We are in the third and fourth weeks of bloom… Read More →

Cotton Update 6-3-2022

We have received varying amounts of rain across the Mid-Coast over the past week. While some fields received over 5 inches, others got less than a 1/2-inch. Cotton fields range from drought stress to fair. Most fields have 12-15 nodes on the plant and are in the first or second week of bloom and plants have 6 to 9 nodes above white flower. Fruit retention is very good with more than 90% fruit set. Plants are mostly shorter than normal. In cotton fields, we are looking for stink bug… Read More →

Cotton Insect Report

Cotton plant maturity ranges from 9-14 true leaves. We began seeing blooms in a few fields. The fields with blooms had 6-7 nodes above white flower, which shows the effect of drought stress. The water demand of a crop increases significantly as bloom nears and fruit production begins. If we do not get rainfall soon, expect to see wilting cotton fields in the afternoons. Fortunately, we have not seen insect pressure requiring insecticide applications. Cotton fleahoppers have been difficult to find in most fields. Few fields have more… Read More →