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Evaluation of Regent (Fipronil) for the Control of Cotton Fleahoppers

Tommy Doederlein


The cotton fleahopper is an early-season pest that damages pinhead size and smaller squares and may directly affect yield. Chemical selection for early-season pests such as fleahoppers is becoming limited as we try to and limit the early use of the better aphicide materials for the management of resistant/tolerant cotton aphids. Regent® (Fipronil) was evaluated for the control of cotton fleahoppers and compared to a grower standard and untreated check over three years. Fleahopper numbers (adults plus nymphs), did not differ significantly due to treatment in the 3-5 DAT evaluations in any year, although there were numerically more in the untreated check. Regent® provided effective control of fleahoppers without causing any delay in the buildup of beneficial population or secondary pest problems.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1998 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1223 - 1226
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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