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Disease Control / Nematodes

Arysta LifeScience, Cheminova Form Partnership, Introduce New Fungicide

January 15, 2013

Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC and Cheminova, Inc. have formed a partnership to combine two best-in-class fungicide chemistries through a product that will set the new standard for fungicide performance. Launched under the brand name FORTIX, the product will combine

Disease Control / Nematodes

Eliminating Cotton Root Rot Could Save $20 Million

December 19, 2012

Plaguing 20% of cotton crops in Texas and Arizona, two of the U.S.’s top producing states, Phymatotrichopsis omnivore – also known as cotton root rot – may have met its match. The disease causes approximately $29 million in annual losses

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EPA Approves Emergency Use of Cheminova Fungicide

October 31, 2012

After a tumultuous growing season overshadowed by drought, the U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency has granted cotton growers access to Cheminova’s TOPGUARD fungicide. For a second year, the EPA has granted Texas cotton growers emergency approval to use TOPGUARD Fungicide to

Disease Control / Nematodes

BASF Seed Treatment to Compliment Monsanto’s Acceleron Portfolio

March 27, 2012

BASF announced recently that it has reached an exclusive supply agreement with Monsanto Company for fungicide seed treatments for cotton and soybeans in North America.  Monsanto’s next generation Acceleron Seed Treatment Products for soybeans and cotton will contain F500 —the

Disease Control / Nematodes

Monsanto to Use BASF Fungicide to Maximize Cotton Performance

March 22, 2012

BASF on Wednesday said one of its key active ingredients will be used in Monsanto’s seed treatments in North America. BASF reached an exclusive supply agreement with Monsanto Co. for fungicide seed treatments for cotton and soybeans in North America.

Disease Control / Nematodes

EPA Grants Emergency Exemption to TOPGUARD Fungicide

March 15, 2012

Texas cotton growers are on track to regain millions of dollars in lost yield potential now that the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a Section 18 emergency exemption to TOPGUARD, a proprietary fungicide produced by Cheminova, Inc., that

EPA Approves MANA’s MasterCop Fungicide/Bactericide

February 16, 2012

MasterCop fungicide/bactericide, from MANA Crop Protection, has received approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its new copper complex formulation of copper sulfate pentahydrate, delivering superior bioactivity for the control of bacterial and fungal diseases on citrus, vegetables,

Cotton Bunchy Top Disease a Concern in Australia

April 22, 2011

A recent visit to cotton farms across central Queensland by Cotton Australia and the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (QDeeDI) has identified several fields with infestations of Cotton Bunchy Top disease (CBT). Susan Maas, the Cotton CRC

Fungicide Profitability Calculator Available

February 23, 2011

The Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network has released a fungicide management calculator tool it has developed to help Iowa growers determine the probability of seeing a profitable return from using fungicides on soybeans. The calculator allows growers to put in

Pakistan Teams with United States to Battle Leaf Curl Virus

December 16, 2010

Scientists and Researchers in the United States and Pakistan will be working together to fight a major thorn in the sides of cotton growers everywhere: cotton leaf curl virus (CLCV). They will work to develop CLCV-resistant cotton varieties. Dr. Brian

BASF Offers Plant Health Education Program Online

November 30, 2010

BASF Corporation has introduced an online, interactive educational module – www.planthealtheducation.com. The new learning program, customized by region, provides education on disease control, plant health benefits and resulting yield advantages of F500, the active ingredient found in Headline fungicide, Headline AM

Plant Health Care Announces Research Agreement with Syngenta

November 22, 2010

Plant Health Care, a leading provider of naturally derived products to the agriculture and landscape industries, announces that it has signed a research agreement with Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. to evaluate and possibly develop Plant Health Care’s Harpin protein as

Belay Gets Approval for Aerial Application in Cotton

July 20, 2010

Valent U.S.A. Corporation has received EPA approval for aerial applications of Belay Insecticide in cotton. A third-generation neonicotinoid, Belay is the newest insecticide for cotton and soybeans. This new addition to the Belay label gives growers the flexibility to apply

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New Cotton Webcasts Focus on Irrigation and Foliar Disease Management

July 18, 2014

Two new webcasts focusing on crop protection and irrigation management have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.

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Watch for Bacterial Blight in Cotton

July 8, 2014

According to the Mississippi State University Extension cotton team, bacterial blight in cotton has been reported in several locations throughout the state.

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The New Frontier in Nematode Control

July 1, 2014

Researchers at Bayer CropScience say new advances are yielding results in the hunt for nematode tolerant genes.

Disease Control / Nematodes

UGA Cotton Breeder Focusing on Nematode Resistance

June 13, 2014

A University of Georgia cotton breeder's work to develop DNA markers for genes resistant to root knot nematodes is making solid progress.

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EPA Grants Section 18 Label for Topguard Use for Cotton Root Rot in Arizona, Oklahoma

April 28, 2014

The EPA has granted a Section 18 exemption for the use of Topguard fungicide for cotton root rot control in Arizona and Oklahoma.

Cotton Production

Five Keys to Higher Cotton Yields

April 24, 2014

As growers in the Southern Cotton Belt begin shifting their planting focus to cotton, they should consider five optimum pre- and early season opportunities to manage for top yields.

Cotton Production

New Focus on Cotton Webcast Tackles Best Nematode Management Tactics

March 27, 2014

The latest Focus on Cotton webcast from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated helps pair cotton growers’ situations and needs with the right nematode management practices.

Cotton Production

Climate Corporation Offers Risk Free Trial of Climate Pro Technology

March 20, 2014

Growers who use Climate Basic from The Climate Corporation to capture critical farming and weather data can now try the company’s advanced Climate Pro technologies at no cost through late October.

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EPA Renews Section 18 Label for Topguard Use on Cotton Root Rot in Texas

January 14, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a Section 18 exemption of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act to the Texas Department of Agriculture for the continued use of Topguard fungicide for cotton root rot control. This emergency use

Cotton Production

Protect Your Profits: Safeguard Seed from Nematodes and Disease

December 30, 2013

As 2014 begins, it’s clear that cotton growers will be looking for cost-cutting efficiencies to help them remain productive and profitable, regardless of acreage and/or market prices. Our Cotton Grower editors recently outlined five topics to help growers protect their

Disease Control / Nematodes

Put a Bulls-Eye on Target Spot

July 9, 2013

Sometimes, something different or unexplained just appears – something that leaves even experts scratching their heads. Simply put, that’s target spot. The defoliating disease appeared in South Georgia cotton fields eight years ago as a complete mystery to growers, consultants