A Practical Biological Insect Control Program with Special Emphasis on Resistant Tobacco Budworms

Ed Hood


Cotton producers in the Upper Coastal Bend area of Texas must hold insect control costs to a minimum in order to make profitable yields. A program of intensive scouting and carefully managed biological and chemical control applications can lower production costs and increase yields. An example is illustrated where this program resulted in a yield of 625 lbs. lint/acre compared to 444 lbs. lint/acre in an adjacent field under a conventional chemical insect management program. A total net income increase of $151.17/acre was realized.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1166 - 1167
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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