Category Archives: Insects

Thinking About Plant Bugs in Cotton

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

It seems inevitable that cotton acres will drop in 2015, perhaps to a record low. I believe the number one factor causing increased plant bug pressure is reduced cotton acres, concentrating similar numbers of plant bugs in fewer acres. Thus, I suspect tarnished plant bugs will continue to be a major factor in cotton. Plant bugs are an important but manageable problem. Below are a few bullet points to think about in advance of planting. Continue reading

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UT Cotton Scout School, May 29th

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

This in just an early heads up that UT will host the annual Cotton Scout School on Friday, May 29th. The program will begin in the morning and end with lunch. Those interested can attend a short  ‘go to the field’ session after lunch. Watch for more details in future posts.

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2015 TN Cotton Quick Facts

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off

w319With snow in the forecast, I hope you find some warmth in our hot-off-the-press 2015 Tennessee Cotton Quick Facts Publication (W 319) which is now available online.  New this year are digital hyperlinks to all full-length UTIA publications.  Simply click on the grey boxes or related QR codes describing the publication in which you are interested and your browser will do the rest. Keep losing your guide or tired of carrying paper guides around? Open this document with the reader on your mobile device (if Apple, your iBooks app) to have a digital copy at your fingertips at all times.  Hyperlinks will still work!

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2014 University of Tennessee XtendFlex™ Cotton Variety Trials

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off

Tyson Raper and Larry Steckel

During the 2014 growing season, the University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing program was given an opportunity to evaluate several of the new Monsanto Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ cotton varieties. Given the recent de-regulation of this trait, many may find this data of interest. (De-regulation of dicamba applications to these varieties is still pending.) Continue reading

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