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Insect Control

Set Early Season Priorities

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Among the specialists, I’m the new kid on the block, though I’ve been around the block several times and am no longer a kid. This is my 42nd crop, and I’m still learning… Alabama growers planted considerably more acres than normal in late April and early May. The aim is a half million acres and a million bales of cotton. ... Read More »

Industry News For June 2019

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The Cotton Board Hires Mississippi Native The Cotton Board has hired David Miller as its new Mid-South Regional Communication Manager. Miller’s territory includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Cotton Board’s RCMs work to ensure that stakeholders of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program in their respective territories are informed of the activities stemming from the program as conducted ... Read More »

University of Arkansas’ Insecticide Manual Has Gone Mobile

The University of Arkansas’s MP-144, also known as “Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas,” has gone mobile. Producers, agricultural agents and consultants will now have access to a comprehensive database of insecticide information at their fingertips, with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s launch of a mobile-device-friendly version of the insecticide manual. Glenn Studebaker, Extension entomologist for the Division of ... Read More »

Scouting Tips For Tarnished Plant Bug — Or How Not To Miss A Spray

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• By Dominic Reisig • As mentioned in the 2019 North Carolina Cotton Information Guide, “The key to successful cotton production in North Carolina is the adoption of a short-season management strategy.” Specifically, growers should 1) maximize early season growth, 2) stimulate early flowering, 3) prevent rank growth, 4) protect against pests, and 5) harvest quality cotton. Tarnished plant bugs ... Read More »

Battle Against Insect Pests Begins Again

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• 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 »

EPA Again Issues Section 18s For Transform WG Insecticide

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Cotton and sorghum producers are applauding Section 18 emergency use exemptions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Transform WG insecticide. Transform provides growers with an effective tool for controlling sap-feeding pests including major yield-robbers – tarnished plant bug in cotton and sugarcane aphid in sorghum. States receiving Section 18s for cotton production include Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, ... Read More »