Cotton producers may be able to benefit from Bollgard II cotton because the second-generation offering more effectively controls caterpillars in North Carolina than its predecessor, says a North Carolina State University entomologist. That could mean a savings for cotton farmers.
“Research shows that over-spraying Bollgard II with insecticides for worm control appears to be unnecessary,” says John van Duyn, North Carolina State Philip Morris professor of entomology.
Van Duyn will discuss how farmers can best benefit from the second generation of the new technology at the Southeast Cotton Conference sponsored by Farm Press.
The conference will be held Jan. 28, 2003 at the Business and Industry Center on the campus of Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, N.C. The facility has separate meeting areas for conference speakers and exhibitors. Breaks and a sponsored lunch are planned during the day to accommodate networking between farmers and exhibitors.
The conference continues in its tradition of offering discussion on timely, cutting-edge topics. Application has been made for Certified Crop Advisor CEUs, as well as credits with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
In conjunction with van Duyn's talk, company representatives will discuss the new technology.
Extension cotton specialists from North Carolina and South Carolina will discuss the previous crop year, and present separate topics on the effect of Roundup on pollination and variety selection, respectively.
In addition, entomologists from the Virginia-Carolina region will present research and offer an insect update from the three states.
The 2003 Southeast Cotton Conference will offer the same timely, reliable information cotton producers have come to expect.
Join us Jan. 28, 2003, for the Southeast Cotton Conference at the Business and Industry Center on the campus of Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, N.C.
More information will be posted on the Farm Press Daily Website.