TITLE

Should you over-spray Bollgard cotton?

AUTHOR(S)
Bacheler, Jack S.
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;6/2/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although starting out very cautiously with a 2 percent adoption rate in 1996 and 1997, North Carolina's cotton producers have turned to Bollgard technology in big way, with about 70 percent of the acreage planted to Bollgard cotton for the past three years, admittedly helped along by the pull of stacked varieties. With an average up-front investment of $20 per acre in the Bollgard technology fee in this area, the bill for a significant portion of the insect control costs is due well before the first bollworm takes to a cotton field. With this early investment in insect control and the anticipated good control of bollworms, it's tempting to some producers to scout this technology minimally,, and in some cases even jettison their consultant, particularly if a grower plants to make an automatic pyrethroid "over-spray."
ACCESSION #
13298569

 

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