Theses and Dissertations



Gore, Jeffrey

Committee Member

Crow, Whitney D.

Committee Member

Cook, Donald R.

Committee Member

Catchot, Angus L., Jr.

Date of Degree


Original embargo terms

Immediate Worldwide Access

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Agricultural Life Sciences (Entomology)

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology


The focus of this research was to evaluate commonly used insecticides and plant based scouting practices in cotton, Gossypium hirsutum (L.), prior to bloom for tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), management. As well as determine the influence of ThryvOn technology on these research objectives. Data indicate that imidacloprid may have a limited fit in non-ThryvOn cotton, while the additional mode of action afforded by ThryvOn technology could extend imidacloprid and other insecticide’s effective use prior to bloom. Additionally, sulfoxaflor and acephate remain the best products for pre-bloom management. When evaluating differences between plant based scouting methods prior to bloom used among cotton consultants across the Mid-Southern region, cotton technology and tarnished plant bug control did not cause variability in square retention monitoring methods, while sample date, or cotton growth did. However, based off these results, plant-based extension scouting recommendations do not need altering at this time.