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Choose Wisely For A Strong Start, Big Finish

Harvest season is a rewarding time. It is the celebration of a little luck, lots of hard work and the result of many decisions that were made during the year in the effort to produce a successful crop. Taking time to reflect on the season is also an important task, especially with regard to your cotton variety selections. Here are ... Read More »

Control, Residual, Minimal Impact on Beneficials

• SPONSORED CONTENT • This season has been a challenge for getting anything planted in the Mid-South. I’ve been in the field for almost 30 years, and I’ve never seen a planting season this delayed. It seemed like we caught a rain every five to seven days since the 2018 harvest all the way up to planting. Plant bugs can ... Read More »

Tarnished Plant Bug Is Still The No. 1 Pest

Tim Roberts

• SPONSORED CONTENT • The cotton season in the Missouri Bootheel and West Tennessee got off to a rough start this year. We started planting at the normal time but got a lot of rain, and soil temperatures were a little cool. Although it has been a fight and we had to replant some acres, persistence paid off and we ... Read More »

Battle Against Insect Pests Begins Again

hank jones

• SPONSORED CONTENT • We consultants find ourselves matching wits yearly with creatures that weigh mere milligrams but can potentially inflict millions of dollars of damage to cotton. Thankfully, the past growing season will not be remembered as anything other than typical for me — same cast of characters, same set of problems. Bollworms have climbed the ranks again to ... Read More »

Rotate Chemistries To Control Plant Bugs

• SPONSORED CONTENT • I was born and raised in Central Florida, and after graduating college, I did several internships with citrus growers and crop protection companies. Although I didn’t grow up on a farm, I fell in love with the agriculture industry and decided to continue my education. After completing my Ph.D., I went to work for Dow AgroSciences, ... Read More »

Control Insect Pests To Protect High Yields

• SPONSORED CONTENT • While attending Mississippi State University, I learned through the friend of a friend about cotton consulting. I knew from that moment this profession was meant for me. I changed my major from forestry to ag pest management, and after graduation, I got my consultant’s license. I was fortunate to pick up my first customer — Triple ... Read More »

Stay Vigilant Against Plant Bugs, Bollworm

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Growing up in Franklin Parish, Louisiana, I worked on my dad’s farm where he predominately grew cotton for many years. One of my first jobs outside the family operation was helping a local consultant scout cotton. In 2010, I ventured out on my own to form Peters Crop Consulting. This year, most of my farmers had ... Read More »