Spider Mite Recommendations in Cotton: Opportunities & Pitfalls

January 2023 | 21 min., 13 sec
by Sebe Brown
University of Tennessee

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​This presentation addresses factors that influence spider mite outbreaks, initial sources of mite infestations and breaking the “green bridge,” a winter host study, thresholds by state, and strategies for mite management. The primary pesticides discussed are abamectin, bifenthrin, Portal, Zeal, and glufosinate.

About the Presenter

Sebe BrownSebe Brown is the field crops Extension entomologist at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. He has a 25% research and 75% Extension appointment. Brown performs applied research related to field crop entomology, addressing current and emerging issues in row crops, such as evaluation of IPM tactics, insecticide efficacy and resistance, and transgenic technologies for Tennessee producers. His Extension philosophy is centered on communicating and collaborating with stakeholders, such as county agents and growers. Brown received a BS in entomology from Texas A&M University and an MS and a PhD in entomology from Louisiana State University.

Contact Information:
Email: sbrow175@utk.edu


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