The project reported here assessed the level of adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) by South Carolina cotton growers. A mail survey of growers was used to provide data on specific IPM practices utilized. Growers were categorized as low, medium, or high IPM adopters based on the frequency with which they implemented specific practices. The majority of growers fell into the medium or high IPM rankings. However, only 7% of respondents attained a high IPM ranking in the Cultural Pest Management section. This suggests that future cotton IPM Extension efforts should be directed towards increasing grower adoption of cultural IPM practices.

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