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Five Traits That Will Revolutionize The Way You Grow Cotton

May 16, 2013

By Jim Steadman jsteadman@meistermedia.com Given the number of new and improved cotton varieties that have been introduced over the past decade, it’s hard to believe that the cotton market hasn’t seen a new trait technology in two years. If you’re keeping

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Dow Rolls Out Transform Your Truck Contest

May 15, 2013

Anyone who works in the cotton industry understands the value of a reliable, technically-advanced truck, as well as the value of an effective plant bug management program. Through the new Transform Your Truck Contest, Transform WG insecticide and Dow AgroSciences

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Transform WG Insecticide Receives Federal Registration

May 7, 2013

Dow AgroSciences has received federal registration of Transform WG insecticide, described by company representatives as a distinctive new chemistry that provides outstanding and sustainable control of tarnished plant bugs – the top insect pest in cotton production. Transform – which

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3 Ways China Could Reduce Pest Pressure, Resistance

April 17, 2013

China, the top cotton-producing country in the world at 16 billion pounds per year, first introduced Bt cotton in 1997. For the first decade, Bt cotton was highly effective against both cotton bollworm and pink bollworm. Recently, however, early signs

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Thorough Scouting is Crucial for Early Season Insects

March 26, 2013

By Jim Steadman   While many growers may be finalizing their cotton plans and getting planters ready for the field, it’s also a good time to start thinking about managing early season insect pests, especially thrips. “In normal years, we

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EPA Approves MANA’s SkyRaider Insecticide/Miticide

March 26, 2013

Skyraider insecticide/miticide, manufactured by MANA, has received approval by the EPA for broad-spectrum control against soil and foliar insects on cotton, soybeans and other crops. Skyraider is an optimized formulation that includes two different modes of action – an increased

Fastac EC Insecticide Receives Full Registration for Use in 2013

January 29, 2013

Fastac EC insecticide, a new broad-spectrum pyrethroid, has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency and will be available for use during the 2013 growing season. The active ingredient in Fastac ECis alpha-cypermethrin, which targets the nerve impulses of insects,

Projects Focus on Pest Control and Sustainability

November 28, 2012

Editor’s note: In June 2010, trade negotiators from Brazil and the United States created the Framework for a Mutually Agreed Solution to the Cotton Dispute in the WTO, an agreement created to avoid WTO-sanctioned trade retaliation by Brazil against U.S.

TRANSFORM Receives EPA Registration in Four Mid-South States

June 5, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted an emergency use exemption for TRANSFORM WG insecticide. Dow AgroSciences announced today that the Section 18 label — upon the request of each state — was granted for certain counties in Arkansas,

Cotton, Corn Growers Reap Measurable Yield Increases With DuPont Prevathon Insect Control

May 22, 2012

Corn and cotton treated with Prevathon stops feeding within minutes after application and continues to control and protect crops with unprecedented residual protection — up to 21 days and longer. It protects cotton from pests including bollworms, and controls key

MANA Launches New Miticide/Insecticide Formulation

May 15, 2012

MANA Crop Protection is introducing its new ABBA Ultra 0.3 miticide/insecticide, an advanced low volatile organic compound (VOC) formulation providing consistent insect and mite control at half the standard use volume of current products along with improved efficacy while reducing

Global Pesticide Use Foundation for Successful Cotton Industry

May 3, 2012

Worldwide, the annual sales of crop protection chemicals on cotton increased from $2.6 billion in 1999 to more than $3 billion in 2009, according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC).Crop intensification has been successful largely in part to pesticide

Chemtura to Market Diamond Insecticide

April 1, 2012

Chemtura has assumed the marketing and sales rights for Diamond insecticide through an agreement with MANA, the manufacturer. As an insect growth regulator, Diamond is a fitting addition to its line of IGR products, which include Rimon and Dimilin, Chemtura

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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.

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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.

Crop Inputs

Crunch Time for Cotton Insect Management

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.

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Options Available for Plant Bug Management

July 10, 2014

With plant bug season in full force in many areas of the Southern Cotton Belt, Extension entomologists in the Mid-South have developed a list of products and treatment options for cotton growers to consider.

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Monitor Square Retention in Young Cotton

June 20, 2014

Now that plant bug season has arrived, Extension specialists suggest taking square retention counts along with sweep net counts prior to bloom to help with treatment decisions.

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Plant Bugs Off to an Early Start in Tennessee

June 18, 2014

Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee Extension entomologist, says the phone has been ringing about plant bugs – including immatures – in West Tennessee cotton.

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Managing Late Thrips and Early Plant Bugs

June 17, 2014

Now that Mid-South cotton has basically outgrown the thrips threat and squaring has begun, growers should be watching closely for plant bug activity.

Crop Inputs

Mississippi: Plant Bug Nymphs Reported in Pre-Bloom Cotton

June 16, 2014

Mississippi State Extension entomologists are reporting early plant bug nymph activity on pre-bloom cotton.

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Patience Is a Virtue in Technology Development

June 3, 2014

Companies often wait more than a decade before seeing their new research ideas in the commercial market.

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Managing Populations, Retaining Squares Are Keys to Plant Bug Control

June 2, 2014

No surprise. Plant bugs have emerged as the most important pest in many Cotton Belt states.

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Helena Adds Tempest Dual-Action Insecticide

May 22, 2014

Helena Chemical Company has introduced Tempest Dual-Action insecticide, a new pest management tool for quick knockdown and long residual control of sucking and chewing insects.