Dr. Ben Thrash
Extension Entomologist|University of Arkansas
2023 Abstract - MANAGING PLANT BUGS ON THRYVON COTTON: This session will cover what to expect with ThryvOn cotton and differences in tarnished plant bug management strategies between ThryvOn and non-ThryvOn cotton. We will also discuss the overall value of this new technology as well as potential changes in thresholds and insecticide programs.--------------------2023 Abstract - ROUNDTABLE SESSION - LEARNING TO LIVE WITH INSECTS - UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMICS OF IPM: This roundtable will be an open discussion about major insect pests in multiple crops, using them as examples to understand the proper implementation of integrated pest management. Topics will include understanding the ability of the crop to tolerate or compensate for insect injury, the development of economically sound treatment thresholds, and debating if and when treatment thresholds should be adjusted 'on the fly' based on real-world practicalities of crop management.
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