A reminder the Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton described in the article below, published last year, is still available for use. However, the link has changed to https://products.climate.ncsu.edu/ag/cottontip/.
The Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton is a useful tool for predicting whether a foliar insecticide application is needed for thrips control in cotton. It uses local weather data in association with a user defined planting date to estimate the size of the local thrips population, the susceptibility of seedling plants, and thus, the risk of thrips injury. The model is for tobacco thrips, by far the most common species infesting cotton in Tennessee. Continue reading