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Cotton Blooming

Our older cotton is blooming now and everything is looking good so far this year.  Its been hot this week, though we’ve had fairly regular rainfall, so our fields are growing well.  Some folks are putting out pix to slow … Continue reading

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Question of the Week – Stinkbugs

Last week the question was:  What caused the wart-like growth on the inner wall of this cotton boll? This is classic stinkbug damage.  When we see this, we frequently see discolored lint also.  It’s nearly impossible to tell whether you … Continue reading

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Oldest Cotton Blooming

We have blooms in our oldest cotton fields.  Our cotton has been growing well all season and our square retention has been excellent, but its getting a little dry now in spots and some leaves are starting to wilt.  Rain … Continue reading

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Corn Getting Thirsty

Pollination is pretty much finished now and we are mostly in the “blister” (R2) stage.  Our corn hasn’t hurt for water much this season, but its hurting now in a lot of places.  There’s a chance of rain over the weekend … Continue reading

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Stinkbugs All Over Corn

Our oldest corn has finished pollinating and is in the grain fill stage.  We have some younger corn still working on putting out tassels.  So far this year’s crop is still looking strong.  We keep getting rain at just the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Stink Bug

Last week the question was:  What will this little guy be when it grows up? This is a stinkbug nymph.  Its either a green stinkbug or a southern green stink bug.  The two are difficult to distinguish, but you can … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Harlequin Bug

Last week’s question was:  What insect caused this feeding damage on a canola leaf? This is from the harlequin bug.  This is a member of the stink bug family, Pentatomidae.  Harlequin bugs are pests of a wide range of plants in … Continue reading

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Soybean Insect and Disease Update

We have soybeans in a wide range of stages right now from R2-R6 and a few scattered field that were planted real late.  Since we’re mostly in the reproductive stages now, our defoliation threshold has lowered to 15%. Caterpillars are … Continue reading

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Cotton Bolls Cracking

Cotton bolls have begun to crack in earlier planted fields.  For the most part our cotton is looking fairly good.  There are some sandy areas that have suffered, but we’ve had some showers this week that have really helped.  Here … Continue reading

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Cotton Blooming, Stinkbugs

Older cotton in the Pee Dee has been blooming for about two weeks now.  Rain has come to most areas over the last few weeks, though other areas are starting to get dry.  A few fields have started to wilt, … Continue reading

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