​​Integrated Pest Management Panel

February 2020 | 29 min., 45 sec.
by Mark Brown
Plains Cotton Growers


​A panel discussion on Integrated Pest Management was presented that included: a review of the 2019 growing season; as well as unique insect, weed, and disease challenges that were experienced on the High Plains. The discussion included management of sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum, multiple species of true bugs that required management in cotton, cotton aphid concerns, occurrence of cotton rust, and discussion regarding the potential threat of Fusarium wilt race 4 (FOV4) that could be introduced as a seed-borne pathogen in Pima type cotton. Panelists also provided insight and suggestions for managing nematodes and Verticillium wilt during the 2020 growing season. 

About the Presenter

Mark BrownMark Brown is a High Plains native, originally from Plainview, Texas. He received an Associate Degree at Clarendon Junior College, and then studied Agronomy and Entomology at Texas Tech University where he received his BS and MS Degrees. In 2017, he completed a career of 31 years with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, working as a County Extension Agent in Crosby, Floyd, Lubbock, and Hale Counties. During his career, he received the Superior Service Award and the Regents Fellow Service Award. He was active in the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association, and High Plains Association of Crop Consultants. Shortly after retirement from Extension, Brown joined the Staff of Plains Cotton Growers where he currently serves the High Plains Cotton Industry as Director of Field Services.​

Contact Information:
Email: mark@plainscotton.org


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