2005 cotton insect outlook a coin toss

Bacheler, Jack S.
March 2005
Southeast Farm Press;3/23/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p25
Trade Publication
This article reports that entomologists seem to be routinely bad at predicting insect outbreaks prior to the growing season, especially when it comes to cotton. People are far more comfortable with explaining insect pest outbreaks during and at the end of the growing season. Unfortunately, many interrelated factors impact the severity of the upcoming pest year. For example, pest survival during the winter, the abundance and quality of nearby crop and weed hosts during the spring and early summer months, the development of the cotton crop, and weather prior to and especially during the growing season.


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