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Mounting Forces

July 26, 2010

Most growers in west and south Texas understand the trade off they have with growers in other parts of the

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G.M. Cotton Approved in U.S. as Natural Refuge Option

June 24, 2010

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Syngenta

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EPA Seeks to Ban Endosulfan Use in the United States

June 17, 2010

The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., an independent publisher of U.S. government information, has reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection

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MANA and EPA Agree to Voluntary Plan on Endosulfan

June 15, 2010

Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that it is taking action to end all uses of the insecticide

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BASF Signs Insecticide Co-Development Agreement with Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd.

May 25, 2010

BASF announced today the signing of an agreement with Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd. (“Meiji Seika”) for the co-development of an

Cotton Seed Bug Identified in Florida

April 29, 2010

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced this week that the cotton seed bug, Oxycarenus hyalinipennis (Costa), has

Samurai II CS Insecticide Available from J. Oliver Products

April 27, 2010

J. Oliver Products, LLC, is pleased to announce the availability of Samurai II C.S. (Capsule Suspension), a 2.16 pound-per-gallon active

Come Out Swinging

April 19, 2010

As most growers are well aware, the fight against early season insect pests begins well before planting. But once cotton

Plant Bug Management a Key Component for DP 0935 B2RF

March 31, 2010

The worst yield-robbing insect pest in cotton last season was the plant bug, according to Extension entomologists, but in 2010

Australia Issues Mealybug Management Protocol

March 18, 2010

In association with cotton researchers and the Queensland Government, Cotton Australia has issued a protocol for the management of mealybugs,

Aussie Growers Address Exotic Pest Outbreak in Queensland

February 11, 2010

According to Cotton Australia, an exotic species of mealybug has been identified in cotton crops in at least 30 farms

Conditions Set for Optimal Boll Weevil Eradication in South Texas

January 26, 2010

The recent cold weather could yield the best chance in a decade to eradicate the boll weevil in South Texas

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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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Georgia Scientists Seek Public’s Help in Tracking New Stink Bug

April 14, 2015

University of Georgia entomologists are asking Georgians to help track an insect that loves to stow away in homes and could potentially hurt the state’s crops, including cotton.

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Plan Now for Plant Bug Management

March 6, 2015

Mississippi State University entomologists have developed Best Management Practices to help growers make plant bug management in cotton more economical, without sacrificing yield.

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Search for Thrips Control Options Continues

February 3, 2015

Thrips control in 2014 proved challenging for many growers. And the findings from field studies conducted last year may not provide many happy answers for this season.

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New Mid-South Insect Control Guides Now Available

January 22, 2015

Insect control guides for 2015 are now available from the University of Tennessee and from Mississippi State University.

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Genome Mapping Signals Brighter Days for U.S. Cotton

December 6, 2014

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.

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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.