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Cotton Production

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

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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.

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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,

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.