Pest Watch: Cotton's Newest Threat

June 11, 2012 11:44 PM

Move over, boll weevil—there's a new bug in the cotton field

This year, the tarnished plant bug is replacing the boll weevil as cotton's biggest pest threat. According to University of Arkansas Extension Entomologist Gus Lorenz, the bug can cause major damage—up to 60% yield loss in cotton fields.

Listen in as Lorenz explains what cotton growers can do to prevent damage in this "AgDay" report:



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