Preventing excess insect sugars in cotton fibers that lead to risks of "sticky cotton" in the marketplace is of paramount importance to the cotton industry. This presentation will viewers understand how to implement a comprehensive IPM program to effectively manage whiteflies and minimize risks of a sticky cotton problem using examples, experiences, and research-based information from Arizona. Viewers will be introduced to both fundamental and advanced concepts in sampling whiteflies to support decision making and in preventing or avoiding conditions conducive to pest population development. This includes references to recent and new research on the role that natural enemies can play in the effective management of whiteflies in cotton and how strategic deployment of selective chemistry can create major benefits in "bioresidual" or the combined effect of all whitefly natural mortality factors that is possible when insecticides used are both effective against whiteflies and safe for the natural enemy community. By the end of this presentation, the viewer should have an appreciation for the detailed discussions they should have with one another in developing their own production and pest management plans as well as detailed knowledge on how to deploy an effective sampling, threshold and chemical use program that is compatible with sustainable IPM and effective prevention of risks for sticky cotton.

CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Peter C. Ellsworth
IPM Specialist
University of Arizona, Maricopa Agricultural Center

With his split extension-research appointment, Dr. Ellsworth develops science-based solutions for integrated pest management through applied ecological investigations and organized outreach programs of Cooperative Extension, with principal focus on Bemisia tabaci, Lygus hesperus and Pectinophora gossypiella in the cotton agroecosystem, new crops as well as in cross-commodity interactions. He has special interests in the integration of chemical and biological controls, and landscape processes that control pest and beneficial insect distributions. He is stationed at the Maricopa Agricultural Center.

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
October 01, 2015
Whitefly Management and Prevention of Excess Sugars in Cotton
Speaker Information
Peter C. Ellsworth   [ view bio ]
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American Society of Agronomy
Integrated Pest Management : 0.50
Soil Science Society of America
Professional Meetings: 0.50
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