This week's Cotton Newsline is 5 cuts.All cuts are Michael Williams, Retired Entomologist from Mississippi State.
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The 2011 cotton season was unique from previous years when looking at insect loss; says Michael Williams, Retired Entomologist from Mississippi State. He adds that lygus were the number one problem in cotton and attributed to approximately 1.03% loss.
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Williams says the most universal pest across the belt is thrips.
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Another regional pest, stink bugs, came in third, Williams says
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Williams adds that weather can have an effect on some pests.
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Williams points out that new pests continue to appear in various regions of the Cotton Belt.