Texas 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 […]
With 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.
Farm 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 […]
Cotton 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]