Friday, August 8, 2014

Bollworm Meets Wasp

Predators and parasites are one of the reasons that we do not have to spray many insecticides in Cotton.

I was in a cotton field with a fairly high number of bollworm larvae.  The size of the worms and where they were on the plant would make it almost impossible to kill them with insectidcides.  This wasp was doing a good job of reducing the pest populations for this cotton grower.

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