Uncovering BT Trait Escapes and Cotton Bollworms

Date: 1/23/2019
Location: Mississippi State University

Cotton bollworms feed on the reproductive anatomy of cotton, causing hefty damage to the plant and the grower’s bottom line. Jake gets the scoop on this pesky population from Dr. Angus Catchot, row crop entomologist at Mississippi State University. Angus explains how Bt trait escapes in corn are driving increased bollworm prevalence in cotton fields throughout the Midsouth and how growers can use diamide chemistries to control eggs and help remedy this issue.

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