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Cotton Stink Bug
Decision Aid App Available for Android and iPhone

The Stink Bug Decision Aid App is a free tool to help you decide the most economical time to manage stink bugs. It combines knowledge from eight years of research across five Southeastern US states and 58 trial locations. Features include high-resolution photographs of live adult and nymph stage insects to determine species and what constitutes stink bug injury to bolls, descriptions of how to scout, a boll sizer that can be used with your phone in the field, a decision aid card that can be printed and constructed for use in the field, an interactive dynamic threshold calculator, and a method to take photos of insects and damage that you can send from your phone in the field. The decision aid field card and dynamic threshold approach have been widely adopted throughout the US cotton belt.  You can download this from the iTunes app store (preview here) or Google play (preview here).  Search for "stink bug decision".

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Cotton Stink Bug
Decision Aid App Available for Android and iPhone

The Stink Bug Decision Aid App is a free tool to help you decide the most economical time to manage stink bugs. It combines knowledge from eight years of research across five Southeastern US states and 58 trial locations. Features include high-resolution photographs of live adult and nymph stage insects to determine species and what constitutes stink bug injury to bolls, descriptions of how to scout, a boll sizer that can be used with your phone in the field, a decision aid card that can be printed and constructed for use in the field, an interactive dynamic threshold calculator, and a method to take photos of insects and damage that you can send from your phone in the field. The decision aid field card and dynamic threshold approach have been widely adopted throughout the US cotton belt.  You can download this from the iTunes app store (preview here) or Google play (preview here).  Search for "stink bug decision".

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North Carolina Cotton
Facebook Page

You will see a listing for the North Carolina Cotton Facebook Group page under links. The purpose of this group is to serve as a place where growers, researchers, consultants, ag industry personnel and extension personnel can interact and discuss the crop as problems or successes occur. Feel free to pose questions and/or post pictures on this site. Click on the picture to go to North Carolina Cotton Facebook group.  

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Carolina Cotton
Notes

Carolina Cotton Notes is where we used to post information prior to the "blog age". Most of the information posted here deals with in-season problems we have seen in North Carolina such as hail damage, foliar fertilizing, frost damage etc. A search of Carolina Cotton Notes can yield information about a host of situations you might find in your cotton crop. Carolina Cotton Notes

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How Cotton Grows

Very good pictorial guide to cotton growth and development from Progressive Farmer. Click on link below to download PDF file. How Cotton Grows

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Twitter Updates

The twitter feed is on the left side of the page. If you use Twitter, you can follow @NCCotton to receive notifications on your phone or computer when new information is added to this site.

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NEWS View All

Managing Plant Bugs in Squaring Cotton popular

Although it looks like plant bugs may be again be an issue in 2015, we don’t need to panic.  What I mean by don’t panic is that we shouldn’t spray if it’s not MORE »

PGR Management Considerations (Collins & Edmisten) popular

Now that the earliest planted cotton has reached the squaring stage, many fields are being side-dressed this week.  If rains continue, this will likely spur growth of already vigorous cotton in many areas, MORE »

Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton Presquare popular

As pointed out by Dr. Keith Edmisten, plant bugs (Lygus) can sometimes (very rarely) injure cotton presquare.  We are seeing this right now in northeastern North Carolina on 6-7 leaf cotton.  This symptom MORE »

Resistant Fall Armyworm Has Shown Up Early

Last year I reported that Cry1F resistant fall armyworm was present in North Carolina (article here).  These insects can easily survive on corn with the Herculex, and Optimum Intrasect traits, as well as MORE » – from   Entomology

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EVENTS View All
American Cotton Producers/Cotton Foundation Joint Summer MeetingMon Aug 17 - Wed Aug 19, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
New Orleans Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA
— 1 month away
National Cotton Council Mid-Year Board MeetingMon Aug 24 - Wed Aug 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Charleston Place, Charleston, SC
— 2 months away
NC cotton annual meetingThu Aug 27 - Thu Aug 27, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
TBA - most likely East Carolina Ag & Education Center: 1175 Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount
— 2 months away
Blackland Cotton Field DayThu Sep 24 - Thu Sep 24, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Milton Prince Farm - Hyde County
— 3 months away
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