Drought, early season pests concern HP cotton experts

Smith, Ron
May 2013
Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/15/2013, p3
The article reports that drought remains to be a top concern among American farmers. Extension cotton specialist Mark Kelley shared as planting is well underway, farmers are faced with a mixed bug including the amount of rainfall received in Texas High Plains. IPM specialist Monti Vandiver advised cotton growers to closely monitor their crop as he has seen large numbers of thrips in wheat, which is likely to move into adjacent cotton.


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