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Silverleaf Whitefly Getting Started in Cotton

Cotton growers should be aware that silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) numbers are increasing in parts of Worth County. As of Wednesday, July 1, there is a field that has reached the threshold for treating. It is still early on, but it will be important to make timely treatment decisions as we move forward. Following is information from Dr. Phillip Roberts and Dr. Michael Toews on scouting for and managing silverleaf whitefly.