University Extension Official Variety Trial (OVT) results are in from across the Cotton Belt, and there is no denying that …
January 23, 2017
As cotton producers evaluate harvests, keep in mind PhytoGen offers several Upland cotton varieties that can yield Acala-like fiber quality …
The announcement of the first PhytoGen® brand variety with the Enlist™ cotton trait was met with great enthusiasm by growers …
At a time when growers rely increasingly more on genetic advancements in yield and fiber quality to keep cotton economically viable, cotton breeders and researchers are excited about the possibilities that genome mapping brings to variety and trait development.
Specialists at Mississippi State University have been monitoring recent bollworm activity, which is beginning to threaten cotton containing dual gene Bt traits. They offer guidelines for determining when – or if – additional treatments may be needed.
Two new webcasts focusing on minimizing sticky cotton through aphid and whitefly management have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.
According to Tennessee Extension Entomologist Scott Stewart, cotton growers are entering a critical window for managing insect pests in cotton, as immature plant bugs, stink bug and bollworm infestations may all coincide during the mid-flowering period.
With plant bug season in full force in many areas of the Southern Cotton Belt, Extension entomologists in the Mid-South have developed a list of products and treatment options for cotton growers to consider.
Now that plant bug season has arrived, Extension specialists suggest taking square retention counts along with sweep net counts prior to bloom to help with treatment decisions.
Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee Extension entomologist, says the phone has been ringing about plant bugs – including immatures – in West Tennessee cotton.
Now that Mid-South cotton has basically outgrown the thrips threat and squaring has begun, growers should be watching closely for plant bug activity.
Mississippi State Extension entomologists are reporting early plant bug nymph activity on pre-bloom cotton.
The decision to terminate insect controls in cotton can be challenging in some fields, but a few basic considerations will assist in that decision.
Cotton growers in the Mid-South have until June 22 to comment on re-registration of aldicarb for use in the region in 2017.
The EPA has granted Section 18 emergency use exemptions in five Mid-South states for use of Transform insecticide for control of plant bugs in cotton.