This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Dr. Michael Williams, Cotton Entomologist.
Suggested introduction cut 1:
Since 1979, entomologists have been looking at how insect damage affects the overall production and cost of a cotton crop. Dr. Michael Willams, a Cotton Entomologist, compiles all the data from across the cotton belt for the Insect Loss report. According to Williams in 2007 cotton producers saw a 3.61 percent yield loss due to insects.
Suggested introduction cut 2:
Williams says worms are still the major pest.
Suggested introduction cut 3:
Williams says insect management – including scouting average $57 an acre in 2007.