Management of Key Cotton Arthropod Pests with Insecticides and Acaricides


Integrated pest management of California cotton insect and mite pests is based on a long record of successful research and implementation. Maintaining cost-effective and efficacious insecticides and miticides is a constant, evolving process. As the pest biology, cropping patterns, cotton varieties, production techniques, and other factors change in the cotton agroecosystem, pest management needs change. The development of resistance in pests and regulatory actions are two of the key actions that influence the availability of crop protection tools. Fortunately, new materials are developed to facilitate control and to compensate for these losses. Regulatory actions with pesticides are ongoing and appear inevitable in California. Most recently, volatile organic compound (VOCs) issues have surfaced and regulations to restrict many…


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