This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Jeff Gore, research entomologist at Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Service.
Suggested Introduction 1:
The tarnished plant bug has become the primary insect pest of cotton in the Mid-South region of the Cotton Belt. Jeff Gore, research entomologist at Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Service, says with the adoption of Bt-cotton and eradication of the boll weevil, the frequency of insecticide applications targeting these pests has declined.
Suggested Introduction 2:
Gore says there is a large regional project funded by Cotton Incorporated that involves Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Missouri.
Suggested Introduction 3:
According to Gore, scouting for plant bugs needs to begin when cotton starts squaring.