Flag Herbicide Technologies and Avoid ‘Miss-Applications’ with New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webinar

Memphis, TN - The “miss-application” of herbicides can be a costly mistake and has become increasingly likely as new herbicide tolerant technologies are being developed and used in close proximity to other fields.

 A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Flag the Technology” helps cotton growers and consultants adopt a standardized system of placing color-coded flags at field entrances to mark herbicide tolerant technologies.

The voluntary practice, known as Flag the Technology, helps applicators confirm crops are tolerant to the prescribed treatment and easily identify areas where drift may cause damage to adjacent, non-tolerant varieties.

This 16-minute talk by Bob Scott, Extension Weed Scientist and Director of the Newport and Lonoke Extension Centers at the University of Arkansas, provides information that helps users:

  • Adopt the color-coding system to mark technologies
  • Properly install flags farm-wide or only in problem areas
  • Understand the value and limitations of the program
  • This presentation is available at no charge, courtesy of Cotton Incorporated, through the ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource located at the Plant Management Network, http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/foco.  ‘Focus on Cotton’ contains over 35 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management. These talks--freely accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--cover agronomic practices, crop protection, and ag engineering.  This resource also features a new and improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers. 



    Phil Bogdan, Plant Management Network, 651-994-3859, pbogdan [at] scisoc [dot] org

    Stacey Gorman, The Cotton Board, 870-226-1445, sgorman [at] cottonboard [dot] org

    About Plant Management Network:  All subscription-based information on the Plant Management Network website can be accessed for one low $40 annual subscription fee. Plant Management Network, www.plantmanagementnetwork.org, is a cooperative not-for-profit resource for the applied agricultural and horticultural sciences. Together with more than 80 partners, which include land-grant universities, scientific societies, and agribusiness, PMN publishes quality, applied, and science-based information for the practitioner. 


    About the Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research