In North Carolina Protective bollworm thresholds urged

Bachelor, Jack
July 2005
Southeast Farm Press;7/20/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 18, p23
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The article discusses the need for control of pests like thrips, stink bugs and bollworms North Carolina. Even though North Carolina's cotton producers have a number of insect control advantages over their colleagues in most other states these pests can be as severe here as anywhere in the Cotton Belt. Stink bugs are an additional factor which points toward employing an egg threshold is the coincidental control of stink bugs. In most years, the timing of these bollworm treatments coincides with a time of high crop vulnerability to stink bugs--2 to 3 weeks after the onset of blooming and beyond.


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