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Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

👤By Joe Funderburk, University of Florida Entomologist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide provides growers with up-to-date information on scouting and managing insects

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Cotton: Boll Weevil Still a Problem? New Bt Protein Targets and Kills – DTN

Cotton: Boll Weevil Still a Problem? New Bt Protein Targets and Kills – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Brazilian scientists have successfully inserted a Bt protein into cotton plants to target and kill the cotton boll weevil (CBW). The boll weevil was a major cotton pest in the U.S. in the 20th century before the successful Boll Weevil

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Texas: Low Market Prices Already Affecting ’16 Crop Outlook

Texas: Low Market Prices Already Affecting ’16 Crop Outlook

👤By Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jan 14, 2016

As Rio Grande Valley farmers prepare to plant seeds in the coming weeks for this year’s row crops, many are scratching their heads over what to plant, according to Brad Cowan, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Hidalgo

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Cotton: D.D. Hardee, a Leader in Boll Weevil Research, Dies

Cotton: D.D. Hardee, a Leader in Boll Weevil Research, Dies

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 25, 2015

Dr. D.D. “Dick” Hardee, a legend in cotton growing circles for his leadership in the development of the boll weevil pheromone trap, died this week at 77 in Greenville, Mississippi. The pheromone trap played a major part in the battle

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Tennessee: Insects – Cold Weather Effects on Pest Populations

🕔Apr 6, 2015

Not all insect pests are equally affected by weather. Some are very tolerant of the cold while others take a hit during a hard winter.

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Texas Cotton: Dryland Harvest Underway with Good Yields; Irrigated Harvest Starts Next Week

Texas Cotton: Dryland Harvest Underway with Good Yields; Irrigated Harvest Starts Next Week

👤By Danielle Ortiz, Texas AgriLife IPM Extension Agent 🕔Aug 8, 2014

Temperatures have been extremely hot with each day over 100 F as cotton harvesting is in full swing. Currently many dry land cotton fields in Willacy and Cameron counties have been the first cotton fields to be harvested and taken

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AgFax Cotton Review: Oklahoma Receives Needed Rains; Abandonment Rate Expected at 24%

👤By Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor 🕔May 28, 2014

Markets/Trade Tarisai Mandizha reports for Zimbabwe’s News Day that Zimbabwe cotton farmers are struggling as they are forced to hold onto their crop due to the country’s Agricultural Marketing Authority not having licensed companies to buy cotton nor having set

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Tennessee: How Will Cold Weather Affect Insect Populations? It Depends

🕔Mar 10, 2014

Not all insect pests are equally affected by cold weather. Some are very tolerant while others take a hit during a hard winter.

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