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Hit Plant Bugs Early And Stay On Them

Growing up in Jonesville, Louisiana, I developed an interest in agriculture. When I was 17 years old, I met cotton consultant Roger Carter literally on the turnrow. I did a two-year summer internship with him while in college and later worked for him full-time before starting my own business in 1998. Today, I stay in close contact with other Mid-South ... Read More »

Timely Sprays Are Key To Bumping Yields

I grew up in Manila, Arkansas, surrounded by agriculture in the northeast corner of the state. I started scouting for the University of Arkansas Extension Service when I was 16 and worked for them all the way through college. From the very start, cotton caught my attention. In 2019, we started out behind the eight ball because of wet weather ... Read More »

How To Manage Pigweed Effectively

Adam Hixson Technical Service Representative, BASF Lubbock, Texas I grew up in central Texas surrounded by agriculture. While attending Texas A&M University, I was a scout for the county Extension agent one summer. I learned what it took to grow cotton and enjoyed interacting with growers, which is still the best part of my job today. In many fields, glyphosate-resistant ... Read More »

Effective, Three-Gene Bt Varieties Shine

Scott Asher, Ph.D. Regional Agronomy Manager, BASF Spring Hope, North Carolina Over the past couple of growing seasons, there have been some hot spots of increased damage from cotton bollworm in two-gene Bt cotton in certain areas of the eastern Cotton Belt. We at BASF, in cooperation with university cotton entomology experts, conduct sentinel plots across the Cotton Belt evaluating ... Read More »

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 »