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Question of the Week: Cotton Fibers

Last week the question was:  How many individual fibers are in a cotton boll?

A cotton boll can have as many as 250,000 to 500,000 fibers in each boll.   56 more words

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Question of the Week: Whiteflies

Last week the question was:  What is this on the underside of this cotton leaf?

These are whiteflies.  Whiteflies are similar to aphids in that they are piercing/sucking insects and feed on the sap within plants.   70 more words

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Question of the Week - Stinkbugs

Last week the question was:  What caused the wart-like growth on the inner wall of this cotton boll?

This is classic stinkbug damage.  When we see this, we frequently see discolored lint also.   60 more words

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Cancellation of Flubendiamide (Belt) Upheld

The EPA’s Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) upheld the EPA’s decision to cancel the registration of the insecticide flubendiamide – Bayer’s Belt.  Belt was previously labeled on soybeans, peanuts, corn, cotton, and several vegetable crops for the control of caterpillars. 55 more words

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