Author Archives: Phillip Roberts

Scout ALL Cotton for Corn Earworm

During the past week we have received a few reports of escaped corn earworm CEW) larvae in Bt cottons which exceed recommended thresholds.  Bt cottons … Continue reading

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Silverleaf Whitefly Webinar July 18, 2017 (slides)

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Whitefly Alert

Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) infestations are being observed in cotton in parts of Georgia.  Historically SLWF is a localized pest, requiring management in a relatively small … Continue reading

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Silverleaf Whitefly in Cotton (handouts)

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Aphid Fungus

We observed the aphid fungus, Neozygites fresenii, which causes aphid populations to crash on the Tifton Campus on June 26, 2017.  We have also received … Continue reading

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Insect Updates on Twitter

When noteworthy events happen in the field, I will be sending them out quickly via Twitter.  If you want to follow these quick updates, follow … Continue reading

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Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean Scout Schools

Insect Scouting Schools will be conducted on June 12, 2017 in Tifton and June 20, 2017 in Midville.  Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, … Continue reading

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Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean Scout Schools

Insect Scouting Schools will be conducted on June 12, 2017 in Tifton and June 20, 2017 in Midville.  Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, … Continue reading

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Pest Patrol Cotton and Soybean Insect Hotline

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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Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton: a new tool to aid in thrips management decisions

Thrips are the most consistent insect pest of cotton in Georgia and the southeast.  Near 100 percent of the cotton planted in Georgia will be … Continue reading

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