Cost of Cotton Insect Control in Mississippi During 1992

W. P. Scott, Fred T. Cooke, Jr., DeWitt Caillavet and James Walker III


Control of the bollworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie), and tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens (F.), required a higher percentage of the total cost than any other single pest in Mississippi. Mild winters for several consecutive years have been favorable for a statewide build up of boll weevils that have resulted in increased control costs. When observing all pests in all locations of the state it was apparent that the selection of some insecticides targeted on certain insects were not the material of choice.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 992 - 994
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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