Cotton insect scouting still good practice

Hollis, Paul L.
April 2005
Southeast Farm Press;4/20/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on issues related to cotton insect scouting. According to Ron Smith, Auburn University Extension entomologist, even though insect pests are not as dominant as they were once, it would be a mistake to completely let down one's guard by abandoning insect scouting. Stink bugs, which have a long life cycle, continue to be a major insect pest in the Southeast. According to Smith, if the pest is a brown stink bug, cultivators will need to use a phosphate insecticide.


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