Bioscience

UA research and outreach debug cotton industry

May 10, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Arizona Pest Control] – University of Arizona’s Peter Ellsworth is among the best entomologists around. He is leading the way with research in the IPM field, creating more sustainable and viable solutions for Arizona farmers. Check out the great article below.

Pink bollworm. Silverleaf whiteflies. Lygus bugs.

These three pervasive pests devastated cotton and other crops in Arizona and beyond.

Then the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension program, in partnership with the industry, pest managers and growers, introduced three high-tech solutions that specifically targeted these insects and changed the way Arizona cotton farmers manage their crops. Annual insecticide usage has decreased by more than 1.6 million pounds.

For more information: UA Research & Outreach Debug Cotton Industry