Insect Control Stories
March 28, 2014
Jimmy Sanders Incorporated – a subsidiary of Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC – has acquired Rupert Crafton Commission Company, located in Blytheville, AR.
March 25, 2014
Monsanto and two researchers from MIT have established Preceres LLC to develop highly specific biological controls for insect and weed pests.
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.
January 8, 2014
TwinLink cotton technology from Bayer CropScience has received all necessary U.S. and international approvals and will be commercially available in new FiberMax and Stoneville cotton varieties for the 2014 growing season. The trait approval and new varieties were announced January
November 27, 2013
Bayer CropScience has conducted successful field trials of its new seed treatment application technology designed to help reduce potential dust exposure to honey bees during planting process and provide improved handling efficiencies for growers. The new Bayer fluency agent was
November 27, 2013
Bayer CropScience has opened the Clayton Bee Care Center, a 1,200-square-foot facility which will create new approaches and solutions to benefit pollinator health and the world’s food and fiber supply. Situated on 278 acres of land in Johnston County, NC,
September 17, 2013
Spider venoms are usually toxic when injected into prey, but a new protein discovered in the venom of Australian tarantulas can also kill insects that consume the venom orally. The protein is strongly insecticidal to the cotton bollworm, an important
August 27, 2013
In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present. “Multiple factors play a role in bee
July 18, 2013
Dow AgroSciences has branded its recently-approved in-plant, three-gene insect protection trait for cotton as WideStrike 3. WideStrike 3 – the next generation of Dow AgroSciences’ WideStrike Insect Protection – features the Cry1Ac and Cry1F proteins and a vegetative insecticidal protein
May 23, 2013
Dow AgroSciences has received registration for its new in-plant, three-gene insect protection trait for cotton from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The technology – the next generation of Dow AgroSciences’ WideStrike Insect Protection – will be offered exclusively in PhytoGen brand
August 15, 2014
Specialists at Mississippi State University have been monitoring recent bollworm activity, which is beginning to threaten cotton containing dual gene Bt traits. They offer guidelines for determining when – or if – additional treatments may be needed.
July 28, 2014
According to Tennessee Extension Entomologist Scott Stewart, cotton growers are entering a critical window for managing insect pests in cotton, as immature plant bugs, stink bug and bollworm infestations may all coincide during the mid-flowering period.
June 16, 2014
Mississippi State Extension entomologists are reporting early plant bug nymph activity on pre-bloom cotton.
June 2, 2014
No surprise. Plant bugs have emerged as the most important pest in many Cotton Belt states.