Mitigating Insect Management Effects on Pollinators (Recorded Presentation)

by Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee

The Plant Management Network has released another online presentation in their “Focus on Cotton” series. This new 10 minute video offers suggestions on the steps that growers, pesticide applicators, and beekeepers can take to reduce any negative effects of pesticide applications on honey bees and other pollinators. Click on the link below to watch this presentation narrated by Scott Stewart.

http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/cotton/Pollinators/

Focus on Cotton webcast discusses whiteflies and related viruses

In Delta Farm Press

by the National Cotton Council

Whiteflies and the viruses they carry have been a large, complex, and economically significant problem for cotton growers throughout the world. Whiteflies pick up viruses from a range of host plants near cotton fields, transmit them to cotton plants, and can continue to do so throughout the rest of their lifetime. In the cases of cotton leaf curl virus and cotton leaf curl disease, this ends with all-too-common results: the curling of leaves, and/or the development of leaf-like enations on the undersides of leaves, overall stunting of the plant, and reduced yield and quality.

Continue reading

Managing for Corn Borers, Emphasizing the Southwestern Corn Borer

This presentation will help growers and crop advisors better manage corn borer pests in corn. Although focusing on southwestern corn borer in the southern United States, many comments will be relevant to European corn borer. The information discussed will include a description of biology, feeding symptoms, damage, the monitoring of pest populations and ways to prevent crop losses, including the appropriate use of insecticides and Bt technologies.

Presentation given by:

Scott Stewart, Ph.D.
Professor and IPM Specialist
West Tennessee Research and
Education Center
The University of Tennessee
Phone:
731-425-4709
Email: sdstewart@utk.edu

Watch Presentation (30 min 19 sec)

for PC and Android | for Apple devices

Posted at Plant Management Network

Cotton Incorporated, Plant Management Network launch webcast

Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this year. Focus on Cotton, a crop management resource that features monthly webcasts from noted experts in the cotton industry, is now online and available for viewing at www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/foco.

Continue reading