Alabama soybean growers getting good look at kudzu bug infestations

In Southeast Farm Press

By Ron Smith, Alabama Extension Entomologist

The kudzu bug has become a major economic pest of Alabama soybeans in certain fields throughout the state in recent weeks.

Populations as high as 50 or more adult bugs per plant were observed in early June. Some of these fields now have 200 or more immature bugs per plant (late June). Calls are being received from growers and field men in recent days from all over the state.

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Plant bug levels picking up for some North Carolina cotton growers

From Southeast Farm Press

by Jack Bacheler, NCSU Extension Entomologist

Cotton aphids and spider mites behaving

So far, cotton aphids and spider mites have not tipped their hands, as we have not received reports of economic levels of either pest yet through today (June 28).

A number of folks have reported spider mites, for now at low levels, in many cotton fields.

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