​​​​​​​​Plant Bug Management in Pre-Blooming ThryvOn Cotton

March 2022 | 20 min.
by Ben Thrash
University of Arkansas

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Summary

​​This presentation covers how ThryvOn, a new bt cotton technology, impacts the tarnished plant bug. ThryvOn cotton cultivars reduce plant bug densities and improve square retention when compared with non-ThryvOn cultivars. These impacts should allow growers more time between spray applications and result in fewer overall insecticide applications.

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@uada.edu

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