Insect Control Stories
May 16, 2013
By Jim Steadman email@example.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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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.