TITLE

Sporadic pests showing up in cotton

AUTHOR(S)
Robinson, Elton
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;12/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 28, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on sporadic pests showing up in cotton. Changes in cotton production systems have not only made plant hugs and stink bugs more significant pests, but are opening the door for damage from sporadic pests, such as slugs, grasshoppers and three-cornered alfalfa hopper, according to entomologists at Cotton Incorporated's Crop Management Seminar, in Tunica, Mississippi. According to Ron Smith professor emeritus, entomology, Auburn University, three factors have led to the emergence of these pests--the elimination ot the boll weevil, which has eliminated the application of broad spectrum insecticide sprays; the planting of genetically altered Bt varieties; and the increase in conservation tillage acreage.
ACCESSION #
15375488

 

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