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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Texas High Plains farmers planted 3.48 million acres of cotton this year, down 10 percent from 2014, according to the most recent acreage estimates from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read more on High Plains acres from this AgFax.com article.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Recent warm, wet weather has favored development of foliar diseases in corn and other crops. Northern corn leaf blight has been confirmed in southeastern Virginia over the past week, and gray leaf spot has been observed on corn in the region. Read more on disease presence and fungicide decisions from this Virginia Ag Pest and Crop Advisory article.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
The kudzu bug, an invasive pest from Asia, continues its trek into Louisiana. LSU AgCenter scientists have been monitoring the movement of the insect since it was discovered in 2014 in Louisiana after moving in from Mississippi. Read more on its trek from this LSU AgCenter news release.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Producers of Mississippi's four major row crops have managed heavy spring rains followed by extended windows of muggy but mostly dry June conditions with mixed results. Read more on the effects from this AgFax.com article.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
A visit to high tunnels reveals a common occurrence of yellow shoulders and blossom end rot in high tunnel (HT) grown tomatoes this season. Read more on the cause from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Note: Late blight on potato was confirmed in the Northeast part of North Carolina, approximately 30 miles from the Virginia border on 6/11/15. Read more on DSV accumulations as of July 1 from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Continue to scout fields for Colorado potato beetle, leafhoppers, and aphids. We are seeing an increase in leafhopper populations and low levels of aphids can be found. Controls will be needed for green peach aphids if you find 2 aphids per leaf during bloom and 4 aphids per leaf post bloom. This threshold increases to 10 per leaf at 2 weeks from vine death/kill. If melon aphids are found, the threshold should be reduced by ½.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Kudzu bugs are building on a wider basis this week. Pressure was light in much of the Southeast over the last couple of years, but kudzu bugs appear to be turning up more solidly in 2015 in Georgia and South Carolina. Read more on their increases from this AgFax Southern Grain newsletter.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Plant bugs remain a factor. In places, the counts are relatively low, while in other cases the numbers are increasing as more adults move into cotton from other hosts. Read more on pests in Delta cotton from this AgFax Midsouth Cotton newsletter.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Plant bugs remain active in places, although movement from wild hosts has slacked off on a wide basis. Spider mites are being sprayed a bit more, based on this week's reports. Read more on pests from this AgFax Southeast Cotton article.

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