Farm Table says:
The Cotton Pest Management Guide is published by CRDC and the industry’s joint CottonInfo team and is updated each year to incorporate the latest in cotton research and development and consistent improvements in industry best practice
The Cotton Pest Management Guide 2017-18 is the industry’s premium resource for insect, mite and weed control, disease prevention, biosecurity and spray application information.
The key topics covered include:
- PGRs and defoilants
- spray application
For each pest, information is provided under the sub-headings of:
- damage symptoms
- key beneficial insects
- selecting an insecticide/miticide
- resistance status
- overwintering habits
- alternative hosts
In conclusion it is important to remember that, when it comes to protecting the crop, growers are not alone – insects, weeds and diseases do not respect farm boundaries, so it’s important that the industry works together to manage pests.