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Patience Is Tough When Pests Are In The Field

February 26, 2009

It’s amazing what you’ll hear just shooting the breeze with cotton growers and consultants on the turn row. Earlier this

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Whitefly Tune-Up

February 26, 2009

Cotton growers are becoming more creative in treating for whitefly, now that they have a much broader selection of controls.

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2007 Has Been Nothing Short Of A Plant Bug Nightmare

February 25, 2009

Leonard is a research entomologist at the LSU Ag Center’s Macon Ridge Station in Winnsboro, LA, and he said that

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Plant Bugs Are Enemy No. 1

February 9, 2009

According to data from Mississippi State University, tarnished plant bugs are not only the No. 1 most damaging pest, they

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Predictably Predictable

February 5, 2009

In 2007, information from the Cotton Foundation and Mississippi State University showed that thrips cost growers 145,040 bales. That put

Plant Bugs in the Delta

February 4, 2009

With an abundance of tarnished plant bug devastation from the 2007 season in the rear-view mirror, entomologists and Extension experts

The Enigmatic Whitefly

February 4, 2009

In the grand scheme of things, silverleaf whiteflies are way down on the list of economically damaging pests Beltwide. In

Follow The Bouncing Cotton Boll

January 29, 2009

The recent fluctuation in the futures prices for cotton is deeply unsettling, as there is little precedent for the wild

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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.

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Boll Weevil Eradication Making Progress in Texas

September 28, 2015

The Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation is making solid progress in eliminating the the cotton boll weevil from the state's cotton fields. But there's still work remaining.

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Citing Bee Deaths, U.S. Appeals Court Vacates Transform Registration

September 11, 2015

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated EPA approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, stating that the agency erred by granting the registration without additional studies regarding potential impact on honeybees.

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Wake-Up Call for Old World Bollworm

August 20, 2015

The Old World bollworm – an aggressive global pest – has apparently found its way to the U.S.