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7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Lygus migration was heavy in cotton this week. Sweep net counts went from an average of 4% last week to over 20% this week. Read more on bugs in cotton from this Green Leaf Agronomy article.

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7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
One male Helicoverpa armigera, also known as the old world bollworm, was collected in a Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey pheromone trap in Bradenton, Fla., June 17, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Read more on the finding from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Aphids have been showing up in fields in the last couple of weeks in numbers varying from none to heavy in certain areas of fields. Read more on the situation from this Pee Dee Ag News report.

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7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
For at least the next month, we will be looking primarily for stink bugs, spider mites, and important leps (bollworm and fall armyworm) in the cotton crop. Read more on pests in both cotton and soybeans from this AgFax.com article.

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7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
The goal of 70 cents is still possible but each passing day likely lowers the odds that we can get there-and that needs to be taken into account. Not all is lost-we just need to make sure we know what we're doing, why, what our alternatives are, and act accordingly. Read more on this advice from Don Shurley in this AgFax article.

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7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Angular leaf spot is a bacterial disease which we have not seen have a major outbreak in many years but are seeing it more frequently this year. Read some points on the disease from this Colquitt County Ag Report.

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7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Even though implementation is still under way for programs included in the 2014 farm bill, there are "already amendments being introduced in Congress to try and weaken the legislation," says Gary Adams, president and chief executive officer of the National Cotton Council. Read more on the challenges for cotton growers from this Delta Farm Press article.

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7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
We have received several calls about the issues regarding the foliar application of insecticides to flowering cotton. Because of the oil and livestock feed uses of cotton, it is considered to be a food crop-so many of the insecticides used in cotton now include pollinator protection statements on their labels. Read more on the restrictions from this Virginia Ag Pest and Crop Advisory article.

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7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Stink bug treatments are being made on a somewhat wider basis in parts of the region. Plant bugs are still present in some areas and, if anything, have rebounded a bit in places. Aphids are crashing in more locations now. Read more on pest concerns from the regional reports in this edition of AgFax Southeast Cotton.

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7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
As our cotton is progressing, we are approaching peak bloom on some of our oldest cotton. This is the time when many growers will begin to apply foliar fertilizer to their cotton, usually nitrogen or potassium. Read more on foliar feeding cotton from this Tattnall County Extension article.

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