New Publication: Managing Thrips in Cotton: Research in the Southeast Region

This publication provides a summary of research trials conducted during 2011-2015 in the southeast with the objective of improving thrips management in cotton.  This multistate project was funded by Cotton Incorporated and the State Cotton Support Committees from Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.  Specific objectives included the effects of tillage and cover crops on thrips, starter fertilizer and optimal timing of a supplemental foliar insecticide application, herbicide and thrips managment interactions, novel insecticides and application methods, and discussion of a predictive modeling for thrips infestations.  Click the following link to view the publication:  https://calscommproj.stl.vt.edu/Attachments/ENTO-182NP/ENTO-182NP%20Ldscpev5.pdf

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