Thrips pressure heavy in Mississippi cotton

In most years it is not uncommon to overspray 20-30 percent of the cotton acres for thrips in Mississippi. Last year (2011) was an anomaly in that we treated around 70 percent of the cotton acres for thrips due to extremely high pressure. It appears that this year is shaping up the same way. This week we have had numerous calls on young cotton with very high numbers of thrips. There have also been reports of Western flower thrips on cotton.

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