​​​​Insecticide Performance for Tarnished Plant Bug in Cotton

February 2020 | 15 min., 25 sec.
by Ben Thrash
University of Arkansas

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​Thrash presents data that were collected from 232 tarnished plant bug insecticide efficacy trials across the Midsouth from 2005 to present. The percent control provided by each insecticide was analyzed to determine which products provided the greatest control of tarnished plant bugs and whether efficacy changed over time. These data were also used to determine the amount of residual control that certain insecticides provided and whether there were any regional differences in insecticide efficacy.

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.​​

Contact Information:
Email: bthrash@uaex.edu


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