Management of Key Cotton Arthropod Pests with Insecticides and Acaricides



The silverleaf whitefly (SL WF) and cotton aphid are not new insects to the SJV, but only in recent years have late-season populations of both of these pests become widespread. The silverleaf whitefly was first found in the SJV in 1992. The SL WF has continued to adapt to SJV conditions and cropping patterns and starting in 2001 SL WF populations expanded greatly both in severity and particularly in range. Populations in significant numbers occurred farther northward and westward into the SJV. This has pushed the whitefly into the primary cotton production area. The cotton aphid occurred sporadically in cotton throughout…


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