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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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Looking Ahead to Cutout and Terminating Insect Treatments

August 4, 2017

Although growers are still treating cotton insects, it’s appropriate to look ahead at proper timing for terminating those treatments.

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Early Whitefly Detection Key to Successful Control

July 26, 2017

Whitefly populations are unusually high in Georgia cotton fields this season, making early detection and management essential.

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How Aggressive Should Bollworm Treatments Be?

July 18, 2017

Mississippi State entomologists offer bollworm treatment suggestions based on what has been seen in fields to date and the Bt technologies used.

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Bollworms Attack Some Texas Cotton, Sorghum

July 14, 2017

Bollworm damage to cotton and grain sorghum is ramping up across parts of Texas.

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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.