Cotton is susceptible to a wide range of insect pests. Among the most destructive are the cotton bollworm, plant bugs, stink bugs, aphids, thrips and spider mites. Regardless of the pest, insect pest management is the highest variable cost associated with the production of the cotton crop.

Cernuella virgata (Da Costa) Eupulmonata: Hygromiidae Distribution: European–Mediterranean Basin in origin, now in Australia (Baker 1986), where it occurs in NSW, SA, Tas., Vic. and WA but is most prevalent in SA (Hopkins et al. 2003). Pest status: Major, restricted, regular. Identification: The diameter of the shell of a mature snail ranges from 10 […]

A number of tomato troubles (insect, disease, environmental) can wreak havoc on your favorite plants. We identify them here and list earth-friendly solutions for controlling them. Home-grown tomatoes are a source of pride, a thing of beauty, and beyond-description delicious. Whether heirlooms of the sort our grandmothers knew or a […]

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