I have had several calls this week about making a combination spray to target thrips and grasshoppers as an over the top herbicide is applied. My comment was positive to do this but realizing that some of the grasshopper population is now adults and will be difficult to control without going to the highest labeled rates of whatever insecticides are applied. I suggest staying with a lower rate and just targeting the thrips and immature grasshoppers.
I will come back in a few days to look ahead at out next potential cotton insect – tarnished plant bug. It has been my experience that wet springs, with delayed planting, have the potential to be bad plant bug years.