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Belay Registered for Use in Cotton and Soybeans

January 12, 2010

Valent U.S.A. Corporation has received registration for Belay Insecticide as a foliar application in cotton and soybeans. Belay is a

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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

Sustainability Site Launched Cotton Incorporated’s recently launched sustainability site http://cottontoday.cottoninc.com is a colorful, engaging and user-friendly exploration of ways in

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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Managing Bollworms in Dual Gene Bt Cotton

August 15, 2014

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.

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Record Cutout Dates, Save Insect Treatments

August 7, 2014

Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee Extension entomologist, says that growers who record the date of cutout can start counting down the days until treatments for some insect pests can be ended.

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Crunch Time for Cotton Insect Management

July 28, 2014

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.

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Options Available for Plant Bug Management

July 10, 2014

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.

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Monitor Square Retention in Young Cotton

June 20, 2014

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.

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Plant Bugs Off to an Early Start in Tennessee

June 18, 2014

Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee Extension entomologist, says the phone has been ringing about plant bugs – including immatures – in West Tennessee cotton.

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Managing Late Thrips and Early Plant Bugs

June 17, 2014

Now that Mid-South cotton has basically outgrown the thrips threat and squaring has begun, growers should be watching closely for plant bug activity.

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Mississippi: Plant Bug Nymphs Reported in Pre-Bloom Cotton

June 16, 2014

Mississippi State Extension entomologists are reporting early plant bug nymph activity on pre-bloom cotton.

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Patience Is a Virtue in Technology Development

June 3, 2014

Companies often wait more than a decade before seeing their new research ideas in the commercial market.

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Managing Populations, Retaining Squares Are Keys to Plant Bug Control

June 2, 2014

No surprise. Plant bugs have emerged as the most important pest in many Cotton Belt states.

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Helena Adds Tempest Dual-Action Insecticide

May 22, 2014

Helena Chemical Company has introduced Tempest Dual-Action insecticide, a new pest management tool for quick knockdown and long residual control of sucking and chewing insects.