Lowndes – Echols Ag News

Row Crop Weed Production Meeting

We will be having our last production meeting on March 8th at noon. Dr. Eric Prostko, extension weed specialist, will be speaking about row crop weed control. Please call the office to RSVP.

Scouting Update

Cotton:

Stink bugs are the main pest to be scouting for right now. Also be looking out for spider mites and whiteflies. These insects are important when deciding on an insecticide to spray. A good phone app to help with insecticide choice is the GA Cotton Insect Advisor App. Bacterial blight has been reported in some counties.

Peanuts: 

The main diseases to be looking out for are white mold and peanut rust.

Soybeans:

Below is a guide to soybean scouting that has ways to identify caterpillars in soybeans and also thresholds for foliage and pod feeders.

Please feel free to call the office with any questions.

soybean scouting guide