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Australia Issues Mealybug Management Protocol

March 18, 2010

In association with cotton researchers and the Queensland Government, Cotton Australia has issued a protocol for the management of mealybugs,

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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

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 –

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Results of 2016 Insecticide Efficacy Survey Now Online

April 26, 2017

Results of the 2016 Insecticide Efficacy Survey for cotton, corn and soybeans are now available online.

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Tennessee Receives Section 18 for Transform in Cotton

April 21, 2017

The EPA has again approved the Section 18 Emergency Exemption for use of Transform WG in Tennessee to control tarnished plant bugs in cotton.

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New Online Tool Aids in Thrips Management Decisions

April 11, 2017

A new online tool is now available to help cotton growers better predict thrips infestations and determine options for treatment.

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Plant Bugs Off to Warm Weather Start?

April 4, 2017

Warmer than usual winter weather could mean an earlier start for plant bugs in 2017.

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Transform Receives Exemption for Plant Bug Control in Arkansas Cotton

March 30, 2017

Arkansas has been granted a Section 18 exemption for 2017 for use of Transform WG insecticide for management of tarnished plant bugs in cotton.

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Can Cover Crops Hamper Pest Management?

March 1, 2017

Growers will likely need to adjust their pest management practices to avoid crop losses when cover crops are used.

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Keep Spider Mites in Mind When Planning Burndown

February 9, 2017

Spider mite management should be a consideration in every grower’s preplant burndown plans.

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Insect Control Guide App Available from MS State

February 3, 2017

An app of the Mississippi State University 2017 Insect Control Guide is now available through the iTunes App Store, with an Android version coming soon.

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Cotton Seed Treatment Choices Will Be More Important In 2017

January 26, 2017

Early season thrips control will be more important than ever in 2017 due to the introduction and anticipated use of dicamba-tolerant cotton varieties, according to Mississippi State University cotton specialists.

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Insect Traits Evolving for Ongoing Bug Battles

September 8, 2016

As Mother Nature creates new challenges, the industry’s insect technologies must adapt.

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When to Terminate Insecticide Applications in Cotton

August 24, 2016

The decision to terminate insect controls in cotton can be challenging in some fields, but a few basic considerations will assist in that decision.