Category Archives: Cotton

Cotton Harlequin Bug

The Cotton Harlequin Bug (also known as Hibiscus Harlequin Bugs), part of the Jewel Bug family, can be a fairly common sight in the cotton and are considered a minor pest, though we rarely treat for them. Their feeding can allow the introduction of disease into the cotton boll where boll rot can occur. They…
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Top 4 Cotton Defoliation Application Tips for Growers

It is that time of the year again when the Cotton is rapidly maturing and approaching defoliation. I won’t get into defoliant rates or how to tell when to defoliate as there is plenty of literature out there describing how to achieve this including the CSD’s facts on Friday series.  My main focus in this…
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Cotton Aphids: A closer look

Black Earth recently acquired a Mobile phone microscope x60 to assist in identification of pests and we have not been disappointed with the results. The photos of Cotton Aphids in this article where taken using the scope and an iPhone 6 while still in the field. There is some difficulty in steadying the phone long enough…
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