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  3. Tennessee: Mid-South Ag Finance Conference, Martin, Aug. 3

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  4. Arkansas: RiceTec Field Day, Harrisburg, Aug. 3

    August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. New Mexico: Ag Science Center Field Day, Clovis, Aug. 3

    August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Texas: Cotton Fiber Quality Conference, Lubbock, Aug. 4

    August 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  7. Arkansas Rice Expo, Stuttgart, Aug. 10

    August 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  8. North Mississippi Row Crops Field Day, Verona, Aug. 11

    August 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  9. Texas: Small Grain Workshop, Brownwood, Aug. 11

    August 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  10. Texas: Pre-Plant Wheat Meeting, Amarillo, Aug. 12

    August 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  11. Kansas: Farm Succession Planning Seminar, Jewell, Aug. 16

    August 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  12. Illinois: Agronomy Day, Savoy, August 18

    August 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  13. Kansas: Farm Risk and Profit Conference, Manhattan, Aug. 18-19

    August 18 @ 8:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm
  14. Kansas: Water Management Field Day, Colby, Aug. 23

    August 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  15. Georgia: Pest Manager Training Workshop, Savannah, Aug. 26

    August 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  16. Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Chase, Aug. 31

    August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  17. Georgia Peanut Tour, Tifton, Sept. 13-15

    September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
  18. California Almond Conference, Sacramento, Dec. 6-8

    December 6 @ 8:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm

North Carolina Cotton: Insects on the Decline

Ernst Undesser
By Jack Bacheler, North Carolina State University Extension Entomologist August 28, 2013

North Carolina Cotton: Insects on the Decline

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The following is a transcript of the above podcast.

This is Jack Bacheler, Extension Entomologist at NCSU with the Wednesday Cotton Insect Update for August 28.

This week, we are certainly closer to putting cotton insects in the rear view mirror. Only stink bugs remain as a possible threat in some late cotton fields, with cotton aphids and spider mites and plant bugs no longer able to inflict economic damage.

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Even without using the stink bug card or web app for treatment decisions based on internal boll damage and week of bloom, if hardened off speckled bolls, including cracked or open bolls, outnumber small bolls in the top of plants by about 5 to 6 or 7 to one, stink bugs should no longer be an economic problem in those fields. My guess is that less than 15% of our cotton acreage is still vulnerable to stink bug damage as of today.

Although the caterpillar toxin in early-planted WideStrike and Bollgard II cotton varieties tends to lose some of its effectiveness at this time of year, bollworm moth levels are far too low to create a problem in the coming weeks.

It’ll be interesting to find out how much late season boll damage our producers experienced in 2013 when we conduct our annual damaged boll survey.

That’s about it for this week. We’ll provide our last insect update tape this coming Wednesday, September 4. See you then.

Ernst Undesser
By Jack Bacheler, North Carolina State University Extension Entomologist August 28, 2013