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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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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.

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Finalizing Cotton Insect Control

August 2, 2016

As many cotton fields reach or approach cutout, it’s time for growers to start making final insect management decisions.

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Don’t Relax Yet on Plant Bug Treatments

July 26, 2016

Although many cotton fields in the Mid-South are approaching cutout, it’s not yet time to back off on plant bug treatments.

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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.