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Sticky Cotton Aphid Working Group

J. F. Leser


The Cotton Aphid Working Group was established as an ad hoc committee of the Sticky Cotton Action Team (SCAT) at the 1997 Beltwide Cotton Conferences held in Nashville, Tennessee. SCAT was established following earlier sticky cotton problems associated mainly with whitefly infestations in Texas, Arizona, and California. Management strategies were developed capitalizing on cultural control and recently, two new IGRs, Applaud and Knack. A national Cotton Aphid Working Group was created following recent problems with late aphid infestations in Texas in 1991, 1993 and 1995; and in California in 1995. These events spurred concern for further lint contamination problems. This concern was realized in the High Plains of Texas in 1995 when a late crop and aphid infestations produced plant and insect sugar contamination of lint resulting in significant problems at several mills. The West Texas Sticky Cotton Committee was conceived in 1996 in response to the 1995 sticky cotton problems to produce an awareness/education program through the International Textile Center, and supported by Cotton Incorporated.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1998 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 76 - 77
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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