Tag Archive: Scouting

Friday Feature: Autonomous Drone Scouting

This week’s featured video was produced by American Robotics to introduce ScoutTM, a fully-automated drone system for farmers.  Scout features season-long automated crop scouting that is autonomous, or pre-programmed for launch, flight, imaging, landing, charging, data management, and drone storage with no piloting required. To improve agricultural decision-making, optimize inputs, and maximize yields,  automation must …

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Time to Start Scouting Cotton for Plant Bugs

Tarnished Plant Bug. Photo credit: Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org Our oldest planted cotton has started squaring and it’s time to start scouting fields for plant bugs. For the past several years the tarnished plant bug has been ranked nationally as the number one cotton insect pest in terms of yield losses. This has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/13/time-to-start-scouting-cotton-for-plant-bugs/

Scouting Soybeans for Insects

Lots of things like to eat soybeans:  beetles, stink bugs, worms, leaf hoppers, grasshoppers and even deer.  During the pod-fill stage, we need to limit defoliation to less than 20%.  Around Labor Day, defoliation can be caused by velvetbean worms, corn earworms, armyworms, stink bugs, loopers and grasshoppers.  Soybean growers should scout their fields often …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/14/scouting-soybeans-for-insects/

Scouting Northwest Florida Tomatoes

Blossom End Rot Identification of pests affecting crops is the first part of designing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.  Scouting is an important part of any IPM program.  Once you identify problem pests, management decisions can be made such as changing cultural practices, using biological control methods or by applying pesticides.  By scouting and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/11/scouting-northwest-florida-tomatoes/