Consultant survey paints North Carolina’s 2013 cotton insect picture

From Southeast Farm Press

By Jack Bacheler, North Carolina Extension Entomologist

Information from North Carolina’s licensed independent crop consultants is invaluable in determining cotton pest status and insecticide inputs from region to region and from one year to the next.

Their responses to our survey questionnaire are both an accurate account of the past “insect year” and represent approximately one third of North Carolina’s total cotton acreage.

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Frogeye leaf spot advancing in Southern soybean fields

In Delta Farm Press

Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) activity as been increasing in southern soybean fields. And with reports of resistance to some fungicides and difficulty in distinguishing frogeye from other leaf spots and disease, it is harder to control.

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Know your pigweed species or pay the price

From Southeast Farm Press

Palmer pigweed has a big reputation and most of it gained by being a royal pain in the backside for row crop growers from the Florida Panhandle to the Upper Neck of Virginia.

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