This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Dr. Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist for Mississippi State University.
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2007 was an extreme year for plant bugs in the Mid-South. Dr. Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist for Mississippi State University, believes the biggest impact on insect populations has been the drastic change in the landscape.
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Plant bugs are not a new pest to cotton, but Cathcot says the severity of the problem was new this year.
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In the absence of chemistry, Catchot says, they are educating growers on the Best Management Practices that have been known for years.