ENTO-067: Bt Cotton
cotton information sheet

210550, 15; 233550, 85;

Product Code: ENTO-067

Free Electronic download only. Revised March 2019.  Bt cotton is genetically altered by the insertion of a common soil bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis, to produce certain proteins that are toxic to specific insects. The question-and-answer format of the publication explains how Bt cotton helps producers manage pests, what Bt traits are available, insect resistance to Bt, the need for scouting Bt cotton fields for caterpillar pests, and when to begin insecticide treatment. By Suhas Vyavhare and David Kerns. (2 pages, 4 photos, 2 tables)