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Many happenings through all parts of the county this week. Here is the latest update:

CORN: Much of the corn in the county has tasseled in the last week or two. The main thing to be scouting for or protecting against is Southern corn rust (SCR) – as of today, SCR has been confirmed in Decatur, Jeff Davis, Bacon, and Wayne Counties.

PEANUTS: Many early planted peanuts have had weed control applications made, may be applying gypsum, and/or have started fungicide spray programs. Continue to scout for disease and insect issues. Some of the insects to be aware of are lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) and tobacco budworm (TBW). Later planted peanuts are emerging now, and some have had stand issues and replants. A few fields also have plants affected by Aspergillus crown rot.

Stand issues in some fields
Aspergillus crown rot

COTTON: Cotton in the county ranges in growth stage from blooming to emerging. Some things to be checking in cotton are plant growth (initiating PGR applications), weed control needs, and insect scouting (tarnished plant bugs have been observed and aphids are present in some fields).

Tarnished Plant Bug
Aphids in Cotton

HAY: Hay cutting and baling has been going. Growers should monitor for bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM) damage, and treat if needed.

Contact Worth County Extension with questions or if there is a need that we can assist you with.

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