|Cotton seedlings showing varying thrips injury in 2021.|
|Plant bug infesting 7 node cotton in Belle Mina, AL in 2021|
|Stink bugs can cause damage until bolls are ~25 days old.|
Take Home Point:
The take home message from these occurrences is that growers and other ag advisors must be aware of more than just what they see in local fields. They must be “in the loop” from a bigger perspective in order to be alerted to unusual insect outbreaks. The Alabama Extension Cotton Entomology team has lots of eyes and ears throughout the state and receive daily and weekly feedback that can be passed along to all involved.