Multi-tactical approach to plant bugs

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Cotton farmers have eliminated the boll weevil from most of the U.S., but another pest has moved in to fill the void. Tarnished plant bugs forced some Mid-South growers to make 10 to 12 applications of pesticides in 2009. Dr. Angus Catchot discussed some alternative approaches to controlling the pest during a presentation at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans.

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