Crop Report for Week of June 1, 2021
Wow, we finally received some rain. We may have not have received all we wanted but it cooled things down and soaked up some needed moisture. Insect moth traps were again on the increase for tobacco bud worn and cut worm. I am also starting to get small numbers of stinkbugs in the traps. I have seen some disease in the early tobacco, mainly root types pythium and rhizictonia. Weed pressures have been mounting because no one wanted to cultivate; now, with rain, that can move forward. Scout your fields to see what is out there and keep an eye on insects. I am also seeing sugar cane aphids in grain sorghum-type crops and seeing increased numbers. Soybeans are pushing through since the rain and starting to see more uniformity.