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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 »

Public Enemy No. 1

stink bug boll damage

Follow Dynamic Stink Bug Thresholds To Time Sprays, Maximize Cotton Yields In The Southeast • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • In the Southeast cotton belt, stink bugs are public enemy No. 1 year in and year out, feeding on developing seeds within the bolls, reducing yield potential and fiber quality, and promoting hardlock. “For the Southeast, it’s been a ... Read More »

Industry News For September 2019

adama eagle eye

New Web-Based Tool Analyzes Aerial Data And Imagery Adama Eagle Eye powered by Agremo offers an advanced analysis of aerial data and imagery that helps growers protect yields more efficiently through user-friendly maps, statistics and other tools. Insights from this web-based tool lead to lower production costs and higher yields for growers looking to turn their drone-collected images into actionable ... Read More »

It’s Crunch Time For Cotton Insects

clouded plant bug adult

• By Scott Stewart • The three to four weeks after first bloom, and typically the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of August, is a critical window to scout and manage insect pests. This is when we are setting the bolls that will contribute most to yield, and it’s also a time insects are most attracted ... Read More »

Scouting Tips For Tarnished Plant Bug — Or How Not To Miss A Spray

tarnished plant bug nymph

• 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 »