Home » Tag Archives: insect

insect

Silverleaf Whitefly: Late-Season Pest Appears Early In The Southeast

silverleaf whiteflies

• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • An important economic pest in cotton is not something producers want to see in their fields at any time, especially not earlier than expected. However, that has been the case this season. Silverleaf whitefly infestations are much earlier than normal and are likely a result of increased winter survival due to the lack ... Read More »

UArk cotton scouting school goes virtual June 4

online scouting school

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension has taken cotton scouting virtual with its Zoom-based cotton scouting school, June 4, at 8:30 a.m. CDT. It will last for about two hours. Extension specialists will cover scouting and management for insect and disease pests, cotton growth and development, and basic pesticide safety. A live question and answer session with Extension specialists will ... 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 »

Bollworm Resistance In Dual-Gene Bt Cotton

bollworm

By Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board Director of Communications — Cotton is susceptible to a wide range of pests, so it’s only natural that insect management is one of the highest variable costs associated with producing the crop. This year, as growers prepare for the upcoming cotton growing season, entomologists across the Cotton Belt are calling attention to an emerging pest ... Read More »

‘Major Player’ Pests In 2013

James Clower Clower Consulting Service, LLC St. Joseph, La My dad, Dr. Dan Clower, was the lead cotton entomologist at LSU AgCenter for many years and greatly influenced my life. I started checking cotton with him at a very early age – seven years old. Consultant Roger Carter also influenced me. Cotton entomology has been in our family for a ... Read More »

Early Management Can Control Insects

Early season insect pressure in the Western Cotton Belt is as diverse as the many diverse cropping environments that occur there. However, producers, researchers and crop consultants in those areas of California, Arizona and New Mexico agree that early and continuous assessments of insect pressure are key to keeping the cotton crop healthy and pest-free. Read More »