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Silverleaf Whitefly: Late-Season Pest Appears Early In The Southeast

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• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • An important economic pest in cotton is not something producers want to see in their fields at any time, especially not earlier than expected. However, that has been the case this season. Silverleaf whitefly infestations are much earlier than normal and are likely a result of increased winter survival due to the lack ... Read More »

UGA Southeast REC hosts annual field day online Aug. 12

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University of Georgia faculty will share the latest research on cotton, soybeans, corn and other southeast Georgia crops during the annual Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center Field Day held online Aug. 12. Research and Extension faculty will present current research conducted at the Midville facility to include agronomic, pest and disease management of row crops as well as plant ... Read More »

Industry News For August 2020

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Stewart Named Director Of UT’s West Tennesse Ag Center An entomologist well known to row crop producers throughout the South, Scott D. Stewart has been named the director of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Stewart, who currently serves in Jackson as a University of Tennessee Extension specialist in integrated pest management and professor in the ... Read More »

2020 Cotton Crop Update

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Florida cotton has good yield potential at this point. Weather has been mostly good for growing and fruit set. Many of our growers use conservation tillage when planting but may plant into winter fallow weeds while some plant into cover crops. Our data over the years with cover crops shows that they can help with erosion control and moisture conservation ... Read More »

Increased whitefly pressure concerns cotton, vegetable growers

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As the summer months continue to deliver hot, dry conditions throughout most of the state, growers need to be on the lookout for silverleaf whitefly in cotton and vegetables. “We are most likely going to see a surge in silverleaf whitefly this year, both in terms of population size and range,” said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton specialist Phillip ... Read More »