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Unusual Weather Creates Unusual Year for Cotton Insects

by Pam Knox
A warm winter followed by a cool April and May and some blasts of hot weather have led to throngs of grasshoppers and other cotton pests this year, according to Alabama Extension agents quoted in Cotton Grower. The grasshoppers are especially numerous in the coastal plain where they do better in the sandy soil there. Slugs, army worms and stink bugs are also affecting this year’s crop. You can read more about them and other cotton pests being seen this year at
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