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Examine terminals and any newly expanded leaves, especially cotyledon up to the second true leaf stage.
(As the plants grow, the older damaged leaves will remain crinkled, which may not be an indicator of current infestation)
Source:1Bacheler, J. and D. Mott. Cotton Insect Scouting Guide. North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension. Integrated Pest Management. http://ipm.ncsu.edu2Roberts, P. Thrips. Georgia Cotton Newsletter May 2012. 27 April 2012.(verified 5/3/12) 3Greene, J. 10 May 2012. Thrips/nematodes in cotton—what to do without Temik®. University of Clemson . Vol. 7 Issue 1. 4Roberts, P. Preventative At-Planting Insecticides for Thrips Management. Georgia Cotton. 4 April 2012. http://commodities.caes.uga.edu/ (verified 5/3/2012) 52012 Georgia Cotton Production Guide. 2012. The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. CSS-12-01. Individual results may vary, and performance may vary from location to location and from year to year. This result may not be an indicator of results you may obtain as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Leaf Design℠ is a servicemark of Monsanto Company. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2012 Monsanto Company. 05152012.