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Requiem for the Boll Weevil, Tobacco Budworm

January 4, 2010

Boll Weevil Eradication Programs (BWEP) started in 1978 in the Coastal states of the Cotton Belt and worked their way

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A Fresh Look at Stink Bugs

December 28, 2009

Entomologists from the Southeast have developed new ways of approaching pest management for stink bugs. Their findings are published in

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Boll Weevil Nearly Eradicated

November 10, 2009

Associated Press For more than a century, small green beetles ate through U.S. cotton crops, costing growers $20 billion and

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Boll-Rot Watch is on in the Mid-South

September 30, 2009

Bloomberg Cotton crops in the Mississippi River Delta, a main U.S. growing region, will get more rain at the end

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EPA Approves Bollgard Phase Out Program

September 1, 2009

The U.S. EPA has approved an amendment to the registration of Bollgard cotton that will allow the planting of Bollgard

ICAC Develops Method of Detecting Bug Resistance

August 26, 2009

via the International News The International Cotton Advisory Committee has developed a single-step, easy-to-use dip-strip to detect insecticide-resistant cotton bollworms,

Stink Bugs Bring Late-Season Fireworks

August 20, 2009

After viewing the July 4th fireworks, cotton growers in the Southeast start watching for something a lot less enjoyable –

Program Expands to Entomology

August 20, 2009

The Cotton Incorporated Fellow’s (CIF) Program has been very successful in attracting, training and placing young scientists in cotton breeding

AgriThority Adds Dr. Neil Forrester

August 11, 2009

AgriThority LLC, an independent field and clinical data-through-delivery product and market development company specializing in crop and animal agriculture, horticulture

Bt Cotton Reduces Pesticide Use in India

July 31, 2009

Fiber2Fashion After the introduction of Bt cotton, use of pesticides for cotton crops in India been greatly reduced, though not

Insects Expose Chink in Armor of GM Cotton

July 8, 2009

From nature.com Laboratory studies suggest that it may be possible for insects to overcome two disparate toxins produced by genetically

Spider Mites: A Season Long Concern

May 20, 2009

To control spider mites in cotton, you have to hit them hard and hit them early, say growers in one

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AgriLife Extension: Monitor and Treat Early for Cotton Thrips

May 17, 2016

With cotton planting underway across the High Plains, cotton producers should be on the lookout for thrips and be prepared to treat, if needed.

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Tennessee Sets Cotton Scout School

May 17, 2016

Tennessee’s annual Cotton Scout School is set for May 27 in Jackson.

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States Seeking Transform Exemption for Plant Bugs

May 6, 2016

Three Mid-South states have requested emergency exemptions to use Transform for tarnished plant bug control in cotton.

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New Webcast Addresses Thrips Management Strategies

May 3, 2016

A new webcast focusing on thrips management strategies for the Southeast has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

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Providing Sudden Impact in Worm Control

April 8, 2016

Twenty years ago, Bollgard technology came to U.S. cotton fields. Cotton production hasn’t been the same since.

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AgriLife Extension Scout School Set for April 5

March 24, 2016

The Texas Panhandle Scout School, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held April 5 in Amarillo.

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Thrips Continue to Drive Seed Treatment Use

March 2, 2016

With thrips present in nearly 100% of Mississippi and other Mid-South cotton fields, growers can’t afford to cut back on seed treatments to help get their crop off to a solid start.

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Options for Tarnished Plant Bug IPM Programs

February 5, 2016

With the availability of Transform in question for 2016, Mississippi State Extension specialists and researchers have developed two IPM programs for management of tarnished plant bugs.

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2016 Mississippi Insect Control Guide Now Available

December 17, 2015

The Mississippi 2016 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops is now available online, with hard copies available in January.

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EPA Issues Cancellation Order for Transform

November 16, 2015

EPA has issued a cancellation order for products containing sulfoxaflor – including Transform – in response to a September ruling by the Nine Circuit Court of Appeals that vacated the product registrations.

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USDA Exploring New Options for Pink Bollworm Control

October 6, 2015

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using remotely piloted aircraft to help eliminate small-scale outbreaks of pink bollworm.