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Know Thy Enemy

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Sample Regularly To Identify Shifts In Nematode Populations, Species • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • In his book about military strategy, “The Art of War,” Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu talked of winning the battle by knowing your enemy. The same can be said for plant parasitic nematodes that lurk in soils and may attack cotton roots, causing yield loss ... Read More »

Untreated, nematode may potentially reduce cotton yields by 50%

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The reniform nematode is one of the most commonly found pests of cotton, with the ability to cause severe economic damage. In order to assess exactly how much damage the reniform nematode can cause, Auburn University plant pathologists conducted a field trial comparing a clean field to a reniform-infested field. To get the most accurate data, the plant pathologists began ... Read More »

PhytoGen growers to trial reniform-resistant cotton varieties in 2020

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PhytoGen Horizon Network growers will plant the industry’s first reniform-resistant cottonseed varieties in 2020. A first for the cotton industry, these three PhytoGen pre-commercial varieties include the PhytoGen Breeding Trait for reniform resistance, which offers naturally occurring native traits for built-in, season-long protection. During the 2019 season, company cotton development specialists conducted on-farm trials evaluating the trait. The reniform-resistant varieties ... Read More »

The Truth About Nematodes

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Sometimes The Yield Reflects What Is Invisible To The Eye • By Carroll Smith, Editor • If you are a cotton farmer, what you can’t see can hurt you in terms of reduced yield and delayed crop maturity. Plant-parasitic nematodes are tiny worms — most of which are invisible to the naked eye — that infect the roots of cotton ... Read More »

Manage regrowth prevent pest carryover to next season

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• By Ethan Carter • The second week of November has finally brought cold temperatures to the Florida Panhandle, something needed to kill regrowth in cotton fields. The past several years, we have had increasingly warm winters with few to no hard freezes. As a result, pest populations that would have otherwise diminished during the winter have remained at high ... Read More »

28 States Register Nufarm’s Nematicidal Seed Treatment

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Nufarm Americas Inc. has gained approval in 28 states for its new seed-applied nematicide, Trunemco, for use in soybeans, corn and cotton. This follows Environmental Protection Agency registration in May. States in which it is now registered include Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina and North Carolina. For the latest in state registrations, visit Nufarm. It expected to be ... Read More »

Farmers Go Underground In The Root-Knot War

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Root-knot nematode is one of the most costly and challenging pest problems in Southeastern row crop production. Common rotational programs that include cotton, soybeans and peanuts — which are all hosts for root-knot nematode — further complicate it. One of the newest nematode weapons on the market is actually an old weapon – AgLogic aldicarb. Most growers remember it as ... Read More »