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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.

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New Webcast Focuses on Lygus Management in Texas High Plains

August 17, 2015

A new webcast focusing on lygus management in the Texas High Plains cotton has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

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Plan Cotton Insect Strategies for Mid to Late Bloom

July 17, 2015

Scott Stewart, Tennessee Extension entomologist, offers several strategies to help manage plant bugs, stink bugs and bollworms during the blooming period.

NC State: Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton Presquare

June 10, 2015

An early wave of plant bugs is causing problems in young presquare cotton in North Carolina.

Set Treatment Schedule for Plant Bugs

June 1, 2015

As young cotton matures, it’s time to take the offensive when dealing with plant bugs.

Evaluate Young Cotton for Thrips Damage

May 29, 2015

With good stands of young cotton emerging in most fields, it’s time to start watching for signs of thrips damage.

Dates Confirmed for Tennessee and Arkansas Scout Schools

May 18, 2015

The University of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas have confirmed dates for each state’s upcoming cotton scout schools.

Dates Set for Georgia Cotton Scout Schools

May 11, 2015

The University of Georgia will conduct two cotton insect scouting schools in early June.

Watch Emerging Cotton Closely for Signs of Thrips

May 7, 2015

With cotton now in the ground and starting to emerge, it’s time to watch closely to see if pre-plant thrips treatments are holding.

Mississippi Scout School Schedule Set

April 16, 2015

Mississippi State University has scheduled five scout schools in late May and early June.

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Transition Time for Bollworm Control

March 7, 2018

Increased bollworm damage in dual-gene Bt traits has entomologists looking to newer 3-gene technologies to help manage control and costs.

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Transform Adding Cotton, Sorghum Exemptions

March 6, 2018

Multiple Section 18 emergency use exemptions from the U.S. EPA for Transform WG insecticide are welcome news to cotton and sorghum growers.

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Texas Receives Transform Section 18 for Plant Bugs in Cotton

February 6, 2018

EPA has approved the Section 18 Emergency Exemption for use of Transform WG in Texas to control plant bugs in cotton during 2018.

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Whitefly Control Key Topic at Georgia Meetings

January 29, 2018

During winter production meetings, University of Georgia entomologists are stressing the need to eliminate host plants to help avoid whitefly issues this year.

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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.