Strategies for Managing Tarnished Plant Bug in Thryvon Cotton

January 2023 | 24 min., 44 sec
by Ben Thrash
University of Arkansas

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​This presentation provides updates on management of the tarnished plant bug in Thryvon cotton. Key points are the reduction in nymphs and the reduction in lost squares per plant bug, plus improved insecticide performance, expectations for using technology, placement of limited acres, and variety selection.

About the Presenter

Ben ThrashBen Thrash grew up on a family farm in Conway, Arkansas, that grows soybean, corn, and rice and raises cattle. He received a BS in crop management with a minor in pest management from the University of Arkansas. He also completed an MS in entomology at the University of Arkansas, working on the effects of stink bug damage on edamame soybean. Ben received his PhD from Mississippi State University, where he worked on the effects of compounding defoliation, planting date, and plant population on soybean defoliation thresholds. He is currently an Extension entomologist working primarily on row crops at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.

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