This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Dr. Scott Stewart, Cotton IPM Extension Specialist for the University of Tennessee.
Suggested introduction cut 1:
Since producers started planting B.t. cotton the amount of pyrethroids being sprayed has decreased dramatically. According to Dr Scott Stewart, Cotton IPM Extension Specialist for the University of Tennessee, this decrease helps maintain the beneficial population which can help keep mid-season spider mite problems under control.
Suggested introduction cut 2:
Stewart says when scouting for spider mites growers need to watch for stippling on the leaves.
Suggested introduction cut 3:
According to Stewart early season spider mites have become more of a problem in the Mid-South because growers are using less Temik at planting.