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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 »

Tips To Establish A Good, Healthy Stand

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The good news of more rain and snow and an improved water supply situation has been a highlight of the year so far. However, rainy weather patterns that were holding through most of March had many wondering if we were going to get some decent cotton planting conditions this spring. It finally looks like the rain and snow have started ... Read More »

South Carolina Cotton Crop Poised To Rebound In 2019

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• By Denise Attaway, Clemson University • Hurricanes, a government shutdown and trade combined to create a tough year for South Carolina cotton farmers in 2018. But reports during the South Carolina Cotton Growers Annual Meeting show steps are being taken to help farmers rebound this season. “We still have a lot of cotton in the fields,” says Michael Jones, Clemson ... Read More »