Don't take stink bug damage lightly

Bachelor, Jack
July 2005
Southeast Farm Press;7/20/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 18, p22
Trade Publication
The article discusses the stink bug damage on Bt cotton. Even though North Carolina cotton producers should now be aware that stink bugs and plant bugs are most often the primary insect management target in Bt cotton, much of the lesson that could have been learned in 2004 was probably overshadowed by record yields. Producers cannot afford to take this pest group lightly. In its first nine years (1996 to 2004), Bollgard cotton acreage received an average of 0.95 late season treatments in North Carolina, varying from none to a high of about two applications. Most of these sprays have been targeted for bollworms.


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