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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 »

Familiar Insect Pests Will Be Back Again

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nobody has a better understanding of insect pressure on a cotton farm than a consultant. He is on the turnrow every day checking fields and making recommendations. Veteran consultants Wes Briggs (Georgia), Tim Roberts (Tennessee), Mark Nemec (Texas) and Ryan Tregaskes (Arizona) offer the following reports on cotton insect pests they expect to see in their regions this ... Read More »

3 Keys To Successful Variety Selection

Dr. Joel Faircloth Pfafftown, N.C. We are now “in the short rows” of making variety selection decisions. This may be the most critical decision a producer makes. Let’s take a look at three elements of variety selection. Field History Variety selection should be done on a field-by-field basis. A variety that is a rockstar in one field may not work ... Read More »