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Cotton Production

New Questions Facing Thrips Management

April 10, 2014

Control options for thrips still work, but potential issues bear watching.

Crop Inputs

Sanders Adds Crafton Commission to North Arkansas Locations

March 28, 2014

Jimmy Sanders Incorporated – a subsidiary of Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC – has acquired Rupert Crafton Commission Company, located in Blytheville, AR.

Crop Inputs

Monsanto and MIT Researchers Collaborate to Develop Ag Biologicals

March 25, 2014

Monsanto and two researchers from MIT have established Preceres LLC to develop highly specific biological controls for insect and weed pests.

Cotton Production

Bayer CropScience Rolls Out TwinLink for 2014

March 20, 2014

This season, Bayer CropScience is set to introduce TwinLink, a dual-gene trait that offers season-long Bt protection against worm pests, as well as tolerance to full label rates of Liberty herbicide.

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.

TwinLink Technology Available for 2014 in FiberMax and Stoneville Varieties

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 Seed Treatment Application Technology Helps Reduce Dust Exposure to Bees

November 27, 2013

Bayer CropScience has conducted successful field trials of its new seed treatment application technology designed to help reduce potential dust

Bayer CropScience Opens Bee Care Center

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

Report: Tarantula Venom Potential Cotton Bioinsecticide

September 17, 2013

Spider venoms are usually toxic when injected into prey, but a new protein discovered in the venom of Australian tarantulas

EPA Issues New Pesticide Labels to Help Protect Bees

August 27, 2013

In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide

Dow AgroSciences Brands New Three-Gene Insect Trait as WideStrike 3

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

EPA Approves New Three-Gene Insect Trait from Dow AgroSciences

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

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Dates Confirmed for Tennessee and Arkansas Scout Schools

May 18, 2015

The University of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas have confirmed dates for each state’s upcoming cotton scout schools.

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Dates Set for Georgia Cotton Scout Schools

May 11, 2015

The University of Georgia will conduct two cotton insect scouting schools in early June.

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Watch Emerging Cotton Closely for Signs of Thrips

May 7, 2015

With cotton now in the ground and starting to emerge, it’s time to watch closely to see if pre-plant thrips treatments are holding.

Insect Control

Mississippi Scout School Schedule Set

April 16, 2015

Mississippi State University has scheduled five scout schools in late May and early June.

Insect Control

Georgia Scientists Seek Public’s Help in Tracking New Stink Bug

April 14, 2015

University of Georgia entomologists are asking Georgians to help track an insect that loves to stow away in homes and could potentially hurt the state’s crops, including cotton.

Insect Control

Plan Now for Plant Bug Management

March 6, 2015

Mississippi State University entomologists have developed Best Management Practices to help growers make plant bug management in cotton more economical, without sacrificing yield.

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Search for Thrips Control Options Continues

February 3, 2015

Thrips control in 2014 proved challenging for many growers. And the findings from field studies conducted last year may not provide many happy answers for this season.

Insect Control

New Mid-South Insect Control Guides Now Available

January 22, 2015

Insect control guides for 2015 are now available from the University of Tennessee and from Mississippi State University.

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Genome Mapping Signals Brighter Days for U.S. Cotton

December 6, 2014

At a time when growers rely increasingly more on genetic advancements in yield and fiber quality to keep cotton economically viable, cotton breeders and researchers are excited about the possibilities that genome mapping brings to variety and trait development.

Crop Inputs

Managing Bollworms in Dual Gene Bt Cotton

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.

Crop Inputs

Record Cutout Dates, Save Insect Treatments

August 7, 2014

Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee Extension entomologist, says that growers who record the date of cutout can start counting down the days until treatments for some insect pests can be ended.