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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
We are seeing a little target leaf spot in cotton. It doesn't seem nearly as bad as it has been. Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Scientist, has some good information about this disease as well as a risk index to help with spray decisions that is provided in this Seminole Crop eNews article.

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7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Over the past couple of weeks fleahoppers numbers have started rising in cotton. This is most likely due to the weeds starting to dry down. Brad Easterling has noticed that over the past 3-4 days they seem to have fallen a bit. He suggests keeping an eye on them especially in later planted cotton that have not yet started to bloom. He knows of several producers who threw a little Bidrin or Centric in when making a weed application

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7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Confused about what to do in the cotton market? Welcome to the club. Much intrigue and confusion regarding the Chinese approach to cotton market exists. Read more on the markets from this Delta Farm Press article.

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7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
U.S. cotton farmers are on pace to produce a 17.68 million bale crop this season, according to current estimates from a panel of analysts speaking at the Ag Market Network's annual Cotton Roundtable in New York City. Read more on this outlook from the Delta Farm Press article.

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7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
It has been a while since we last discussed or posted concerning the Alabama cotton and row crop insect situation. So what has been going on? Find out from this Alabama Insect Blog.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Cotton is looking good in the county. But something we are still aware of is immature tarnished plant bugs in some fields which is rarely observed. Read more on pest concerns in cotton fields from this Thomas County Ag article.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
One of the most important principals in plant pathology (the study of diseases in plants) is the "Disease Triangle". This concept is used to discuss the importance of factors (host, pathogen and environment) and their interactive effects on disease development. Read more on this concept as it relates to cotton diseases from this FOCUS on South Plains Agriculture newsletter.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Over the past two weeks, cotton prices (Dec14 futures) tried to stabilize in a tight band of mostly 67 to 68.5 cents, but continued to slide. Read more on the slide of cotton markets from Don Shurley in this Southeast Farm Press article.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Just under 90% of our program's surviving irrigated cotton fields are sporting blooms with most able to be measured in nodes above white flower (NAWF). This is a touch late but still well inside of an average cotton bloom-timing window. Read more on the cotton crop including cotton fleahopper and lygus populations from this Plains Pest Management article.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Most cotton fields are past the damage window for stink bugs and Verde plant bugs (cutout (<5 NAWF) plus 350 Heat Units). We have some fields nearing the time to apply harvest aids. Read more on their application from page 2 of Pest Management News.

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