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Bollworm Boom or Bust in 2021?

As we near early August, cotton growers should be shifting their focus from early-season insects to late-season pests that …

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Plant Bug Management in Cotton

Cotton must be managed differently pre- and post-bloom. First of all, we need to use the correct sampling method. …

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