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Aussie Growers Address Exotic Pest Outbreak in Queensland

February 11, 2010

According to Cotton Australia, an exotic species of mealybug has been identified in cotton crops in at least 30 farms

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Conditions Set for Optimal Boll Weevil Eradication in South Texas

January 26, 2010

The recent cold weather could yield the best chance in a decade to eradicate the boll weevil in South Texas

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Gowan Company Gains Rights to Intruder 70WSP

January 26, 2010

Gowan Company, LLC announces that it has obtained exclusive U.S. marketing rights from Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. for Intruder 70WSP

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Belay Registered for Use in Cotton and Soybeans

January 12, 2010

Valent U.S.A. Corporation has received registration for Belay Insecticide as a foliar application in cotton and soybeans. Belay is a

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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

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

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

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

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

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Keeping a Watchful Eye on Plant Bugs

June 22, 2016

Plant bugs are back. Diligent scouting and careful management can help lessen their impact.

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Growers Urged to Comment on Aldicarb Re-Registration

June 13, 2016

Cotton growers in the Mid-South have until June 22 to comment on re-registration of aldicarb for use in the region in 2017.

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Start Putting Plant Bug Plans in Place

June 13, 2016

Early planted Mid-South cotton is beginning to square. Growers need to be on alert for plant bug activity.

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EPA Approves Five Section 18s for Transform in Cotton

June 8, 2016

The EPA has granted Section 18 emergency use exemptions in five Mid-South states for use of Transform insecticide for control of plant bugs in cotton.

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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.