Check Cotton for Plant Bugs

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Cotton should be scouted for plant bugs from the time it squares until the last harvestable boll is formed. You can visit the cotton scouting guide for detailed information, but below are some quick recommendations for scouting and treatment in cotton prior to bloom:

– Last year Dr. Mohammad Amir-Aghaee’s experiment showed the value of protecting squares early. These data also highlight the fact that you cannot afford to leave plant bugs untreated when they are above threshold. Using an insecticide that wasn’t particularly effective, it was still more profitable to spray early and often for this insect in this trial. Read More Here

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Photo of Maryanna BennettMaryanna BennettExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops (252) 459-9810 (Office) Maryanna_Bennett@ncsu.eduNash County, North Carolina
Updated on Jun 13, 2017
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