Author Archives: Phillip Roberts

SLWF in Cotton (Map of Presence)

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Cross-Commodity Management of Silverleaf Whitefly in Georgia (New Publication)

Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) is a major pest of agriculture in Georgia requiring management in vegetable and agronomic cropping systems to preserve yield and quality. Our … Continue reading

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Silverleaf Whitefly in Cotton Update

Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) adults have been observed in low numbers in cotton in some areas during the past week to ten days.  To date very … Continue reading

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Scout ALL Cotton for Corn Earworm

Bt cotton technologies have allowed cotton growers to significantly reduce insecticide inputs for caterpillar pests.  However Bt cotton is not and has never been immune … Continue reading

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Cotton Aphid Fungus Update

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Cotton and Soybean Threshold One-Pagers

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Pest Patrol Cotton and Soybean Insect Updates

Cotton and soybean insect pest information is available via text alerts that direct users to an online recording.  “Pest Patrol Alerts” or online recordings will be … Continue reading

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Insect Updates on Twitter

When noteworthy observations are made in the field, I will send out concise descriptions and pictures via Twitter.  If you want to follow these quick … Continue reading

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Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean Scout Schools

Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 11, 2018 in Tifton and June 19, 2018 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Risk for Thrips?

Thrips are consistent pests of cotton each year and nearly 100 percent of the acres planted will be infested.  For this reason preventive insecticides are … Continue reading

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