Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cotton Pest Management Update


COTTON SITUATION: The Georgia Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report for the
week ending June 14th listed the crop as 96 percent planted which is the same as the 5 year
average. Eleven percent of the cotton was squaring which is behind the 5 year average of 22
percent. Producers will be finishing up cotton planting in the coming days. This past week has
been HOT.

INSECT SITUATION: Thrips have posed only minor problems recently; seedlings are
developing quickly and thrips populations are generally low. Aphids have been reported in
several counties. We have observed spider mites in some field plots in Tifton.

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