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Useful tool helps predict need for foliar thrips treatments

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• By Scott Stewart • The Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton can be found at https://climate.ncsu.edu/cottonTIP. This is a useful tool for predicting whether a foliar insecticide application is needed for thrips control in cotton. It uses local weather data in association with a user-defined planting date to estimate the size of the local thrips population, the susceptibility of seedling ... Read More »

New thoughts on preemergence options in cotton

goosegrass escapes

• By Larry Steckel • Clearly, after all the struggles in 2019 controlling grass weeds, many are looking to change their weed management program. The most frequent question recently has been on the best preemergent options to more account for barnyardgrass, jungle rice and goosegrass. In an attempt to do a better job on grass, most have decided to move ... Read More »

UT Plans Annual ‘Cotton Focus’ For Feb. 13

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Cotton producers and agricultural industry professionals can learn about the latest cotton research at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual Cotton Focus, Thursday, Feb. 13. The event will be held at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd., Jackson, Tennessee. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CST. There is no cost to attend. University of Tennessee ... Read More »

Tips To Manage Growth After Hurricane Barry

managing cotton growth

• By Tyson Raper • The calendar says late July, but the chill on the wind this morning made it seem like we had to be deep enough into the football schedule for a solid SEC football match-up on Saturday. This blog covers a few points concerning cotton growth under mid-season daytime and nighttime temperatures between 85 and 65 degrees ... Read More »

It’s Crunch Time For Cotton Insects

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• 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 »