​​​Performance of the New Bt Lygus Trait

March 2018 | 15 min., 58 sec.
by Scott D. Stewart
The University of Tennessee

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Summary

​In this presentation, the author discusses his experiments in Tennessee on the effectiveness of the new Bt trait for the control of lygus bugs in cotton against other forms of treatment and management. Outcomes of this study related to injury, yield, and other important factors to the grower are discussed in detail.

About the Presenter

Scott D. StewartScott D. 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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