Insect Control Stories
March 6, 2012
New Paradigm insecticide, manufactured by MANA Crop Protection, has received approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its new state-of-the-art formulation of lambda-cyhalothrin for broad-spectrum insect control in corn, soybeans and other crops. Using MANA Crop Protection proprietary technology,
March 1, 2012
As transgenic traits began appearing on the scene in the 1990s, growers who had used pesticide tank-mixes with various modes-of-action thought they’d found silver bullets for both insect and weed control. When Roundup Ready varieties were introduced, glyphosate became the
March 1, 2012
When the spectrum of primary cotton insects began to change, stinkbugs in the Southeast and plant bugs in the Mid-South became more damaging. AMVAC’s Bidrin is a standard in treatments for both. “Bidrin is a great fit in the Southeast,”
February 13, 2012
With cotton prices nearly double what they were at this time last year, will growers be motivated to lower insect thresholds and pull the trigger earlier than normal on insecticide sprays, particularly for plant bugs? Will they keep firing away
February 1, 2012
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration for Bayer CropScience’s Twinlink cotton technology. TwinLink technology combines insect-resistance for effective management of a number of lepidopteran pests (caterpillars) and tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium herbicides (Liberty). When commercialized, TwinLink technology
January 17, 2012
On January 9, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled in favor of Makhteshim Agin North America (MANA) regarding litigation initiated by BASF Agro BV and Bayer SAS in April 2010. The Court granted
December 6, 2011
Chemtura AgroSolutions, a business unit of Chemtura Corporation, recently announced starting January 1, 2012, it will assume marketing and sales rights for Diamond insecticide. “As an insect growth regulator, Diamond is a fitting addition to our line of IGR products,
November 10, 2011
A U.S. Appeals Court failed to reverse a decision that could require U.S. farmers to apply for pesticide application permits, which could significantly affect the type and frequency of pesticide applications. A ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
October 11, 2011
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a leading global provider of natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved its latest product, MBI-203 EP, which will be branded as Grandevo. It is a
August 12, 2011
Given average mid-season conditions, insecticide applications in the Southeast are winding down. In the Mid-South, they’re just getting started. “Virginia and North Carolina assuredly lead the rest of the Cotton Belt in thrips problems,” says Dr. Jack Bacheler, North
June 22, 2011
University of Georgia Extension weed scientist Dr. Stanley Culpepper says that in the fight to control glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in cotton, don’t miss a step. “It’s not like, ‘you do this, and you get by with it,’ or ‘you do
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.