​​Managing Thrips: A Midsouthern Perspective

March 2013 | 15 min., 23 sec.
by Scott Stewart
The University of Tennessee

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​This presentation is designed to help pest management advisors and growers better manage thrips on seedling cotton. Various management approaches including seed treatments and foliar insecticides are discussed. At-planting treatments are recommended for thrips control. However, the audience should come away with a better understanding about when and why foliar insecticides for thrips control are sometimes needed on top of at-planting treatments.

About the Presenter

Scott StewartScott Stewart is the Extension IPM Coordinator and Professor of Entomology at the University of Tennessee. He is located at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. His expertise is in row crops entomology with emphasis on cotton, corn, soybean, sorghum and wheat. Before his current position, Scott had research, teaching, and extension responsibilities in row crops IPM at Mississippi State University. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Northern Iowa. He completed his MS and PhD in entomology from Texas A&M and Auburn University, respectively. Scott develops and presents educational programs related to row crops IPM and also performs applied research including the evaluation of insecticide efficacy, GMO technologies, and other IPM tactics.​

Contact Information:
Email: sdstewart@utk.edu


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