9594 Midsouth Tarnished Plant Bug Threshold Developments

Thursday, January 8, 2009: 9:45 AM
Salon I (Marriott Rivercenter Hotel)
Fred Musser1, Angus Catchot1, Scott D. Stewart2, Ralph D. Bagwell3, Gus M. Lorenz4, B. Roger Leonard3, Kelly V. Tindall5, Glenn Studebaker6, Don Cook7, Chris Daves8 and D. Scott Akin9, (1)Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, (2)The University of Tennessee, Jackson, TN, (3)LSU AgCenter, Winnsboro, LA, (4)University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, AR, (5)Univ. of Missouri, Portageville, MO, (6)University of Arkansas, Keiser, AR, (7)Mississippi State University, Verona, MS, (8)Mississippi State University, Raymond, MS, (9)University of Arkansas, Monticello, AR
Tarnished plant bugs have become the primary target for insecticide applications throughout the Midsouth. Research has been undertaken during the last 3 years to evaluate thresholds in light of this shift in insect pressure. Results from these trials in pre-bloom and blooming cotton will be discussed.