Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Pioneer Retires

🕔Feb 8, 2019Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist Dr. Charles Allen retired last week after three decades of service to the agency. Allen, a professor and associate head of Texas A&M’s entomology […]

Texas Cotton: Figuring Out Herbicidal Stalk Destruction With New Seed Technologies

🕔Nov 8, 2018With newer herbicide-resistant cotton varieties, accepted stalk management programs are no longer an option in certain cases because the plants carry resistance to those herbicides.

Cooperative Extension Challenges: Funding and Remaining Relevant

🕔Aug 24, 2018Farm bill authorizations for the Cooperative Extension Service and agricultural research get less political attention, but are the bedrock of U.S. agriculture beginning in the 1890s.    Concerns about agricultural […]

South Carolina Cotton: Annual Boll Weevil Meeting, Florence, Dec. 12

🕔Dec 6, 2017Cotton farmers from across South Carolina will gather Dec. 12 for updates in the battle against their arch enemy. The South Carolina Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation will hold its annual […]

Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

🕔Sep 8, 2017A 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 […]

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

🕔Mar 13, 2017Brazilian 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 […]

Texas: Low Market Prices Already Affecting ’16 Crop Outlook

🕔Jan 14, 2016As 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 […]

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

🕔Nov 25, 2015Dr. 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. […]

Tennessee: Insects – Cold Weather Effects on Pest Populations

🕔Apr 6, 2015Not all insect pests are equally affected by weather. Some are very tolerant of the cold while others take a hit during a hard winter.

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

🕔Aug 8, 2014Temperatures 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 […]

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