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Second Edition
Integrated Pest Management for Cotton in the Western Region of the United States

Published 1996 · Publication 3305 · 164 pages

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Cover of Integrated Pest Management for Cotton in the Western Region of the United States.

This is the most comprehensive guide available for pest management in cotton in the western states, and an essential resource for all cotton production professionals.

This newly revised edition of Integrated Pest Management for Cotton in the Western United States offers the most up-to-date pest management information available from the University of California.

More than 60 researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists from the Universities of California and Arizona, New Mexico State University, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and private industry contributed to this manual. Tables and figures have been designed to include the most up-to-date information possible.

Indispensable Guide

This 163-page manual is an indispensable guide for:

  • Latest information on new varieties for the Southwest
  • Plant mapping as it relates to IPM
  • New information on water management
  • Current pesticide resistance information
  • New sections on cotton aphid and silverleaf whitefly
  • Revised information on pink bollworm and boll weevil
  • New monitoring methods for lygus bug
  • New information on Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, and seedling diseases
  • Cotton varieties with disease-resistance, including NemX
  • Weighted nematode rating technique
  • Up-to-date herbicide information
  • New section on velvetleaf
  • Dry mulch planting
  • and much more!

More Than 180 Color Photos

More than 180 color photographs and many detailed drawings will help you identify nearly 100 different pest problems in cotton, including insects, mites, diseases, weeds, nematodes, and vertebrates, as well as the common natural enemies of pest insects and mites.

Beautifully Illustrated

"Beautifully illustrated....the color plates are worth the price alone!"
--CAPCA Newsletter, reviewing the IPM Manuals

"written in clear, succinct language with a minimum of technical terms..."
--Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America

How to order

This publication is available from the UC ANR Communication Services catalog. It is also available by mail, by telephone, or through the ANR sales offices and many UC County Cooperative Extension offices. For locations and more information, see "How to Order Publications."

List of Contents

Integrated Pest Management for Cotton
Development and Growth Requirements of the Cotton Plant
  • Development · Growth Requirements · Energy Resources and Yield
    Monitoring Growth
Managing Pests in Cotton
  • Pest Identification · Monitoring · Control Action Guidelines · Management Methods (Biological Control · Resistant Varieties · Organic Cotton Production · Cultural Practices · Pesticides)
Insects and Mites
  • Monitoring · General Predators (Bigeyed Bugs · Minute Pirate Bugs · Lacewings · Damsel Bugs · Assassin Bugs · Collops Beetles) · Pests that Damage Squares and Bolls · Bollworm/Tobacco Budworm · Pink Bollworm · Other Caterpillars that Injure Fruit · Key to Caterpillars and Similar Larvae on Cotton in the Western Region · Boll Weevil · Lygus Bugs · Other Plant Bugs · Stink Bugs · Foliage Pests · Spider Mites · Beet Armyworm/Fall Armyworm · Yellowstriped Armyworms · Cabbage Looper/Alfalfa Looper · Saltmarsh Caterpillar · Cotton Leafperforator · Leafrollers, Leaftiers, and Webworms · Whitelined Sphinx · Silverleaf Whitefly · Cotton Aphid · Leafhoppers · Bean Thrips · Seedling Pests (Cutworms · Thrips · Darkling Beetles · Seedcorn Maggot · Brown Wheat Mite · Field Crickets · Wireworms · False Chinch Bug · Flea Beetles and Cucumber Beetles) · Miscellaneous Insects
  • Description and Biology · Symptoms and Damage · Management
  • Monitoring and Diagnosis · Seedling Diseases · Verticillium Wilt · Fusarium Wilt/Nematode Complex · Phymatotrichum Root Rot · Boll Rots · Aflatoxin Contamination · Bacterial Blight · Southwestern Cotton Rust · Alternaria Leaf Spot · Leaf Crumple · Potassium Deficiency · Toxicities (Air Pollutants · Herbicides)
  • Monitoring · Crop Rotation · Field Selection and Preparation · Dry Mulch Planting · Hand Weeding and Sanitation · Cultivation · Herbicides · Major Weed Species in Cotton (Nutsedges · Johnsongrass · Bermudagrass · Field Bindweed · Silverleaf Nightshade · Annual Nightshades · Groundcherries · Annual Morninglories · Velvetleaf · Other Broadleaved Weeds · Annual Grasses)
Appendix: Degree-Day Tables and Growth Regulator Response Tables
Cotton Fruit Development (photo sequence)

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