North Carolina, Virginia cotton region leads Belt in thrips damage

Bacheler, Jack
April 2005
Southeast Farm Press;4/20/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p16
Trade Publication
The article states that North Carolina and Virginia is leading the rest of the Cotton Belt in the U.S. in thrips levels and damage. In the states, seedling grow off conditions, coupled with the very large ratio of thrips host acreage to the relatively small cotton field size, and a short production season. For a profitable cotton production, the region needs an early, aggressive control of this troublesome pest complex.


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