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Insect Control

Varieties Live Up To High Expectations

Thriving In Cotton Ramey Styues

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Ramey Stiles grows PhytoGen® brand varieties on mostly irrigated land in Lee County, Arkansas. Here, he recounts his experience with the vigor, yield and quality of PhytoGen brand PHY 330 W3FE, PHY 340 W3FE, PHY 320 W3FE, PHY 350 W3FE and PHY 430 W3FE. He depends on the Enlist™ weed control system to eliminate Read More »

United We Stand

transform my community check presentation

Tennessee Cotton Farmer Wins $20,000 ‘Transform My Community’ Grand Prize For The Bogota Community Center. • By Carroll Smith, Editor • When the doors closed at Bogota Elementary School, the close-knit rural neighborhood couldn’t imagine not having a central meeting place to gather for support and fellowship. The building was more than just brick and mortar. It defined the exuberant spirit ... Read More »

Whitefly Pressure Threatens Georgia’s Late-Planted Cotton Crop

whiteflies on cotton

• By Clint Thompson • Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist, says Georgia cotton farmers who planted their crop late this year need to be mindful of potential whitefly pressure. Because whiteflies prefer green, lush cotton more than plants near maturity, most of the crop planted early in April and May avoided whitefly problems. However, Roberts has observed whiteflies ... Read More »

Cotton Crop Looks Promising Overall

Texas cotton near Snook

This has been an unusual cotton-growing season with rain since the middle of May and often little time to get into the field to manage the crop. However, most growers got the weeds under control and were able to apply sidedress nitrogen when needed. The crop is growing well and looks promising at this point. Cotton is blooming and fruiting ... Read More »

Always Stand In Against The Curve

carroll smith

In 1983, Mississippi author Willie Morris published a collection of short stories titled “Always Stand In Against the Curve.” The content primarily focused on small-town baseball and football and the coming of age years for a Southern teenage boy. Being an avid Morris fan, I bought a copy and asked him to sign it to my son, Matt, who was ... 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 »

Cotton Insect Situation

tarnished plant bug nymph

• By Scott Stewart • Tarnished plant bug infestations are sporadic and variable, mostly a scout a spray scenario. I’ve had a number of comments, especially from the Mississippi River Bottoms, about seeing more clouded plant bugs than usual. Prior to bloom, I count them as equivalent to tarnished plant bug when sampling and making treatment decisions. Once bolls are present, ... Read More »