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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

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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

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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

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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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MANA’s New Paradigm Insecticide Gets EPA Approval

March 6, 2012

New Paradigm insecticide, manufactured by MANA Crop Protection, has received approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its new

Insect & Weed Control: Old Dogs Teach New Tricks

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

Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Insect Spectrum

March 1, 2012

When the spectrum of primary cotton insects began to change, stinkbugs in the Southeast and plant bugs in the Mid-South

Insect Sprays Declining

March 1, 2012

Since the advent of Bt cotton and after boll weevil  eradication, Georgia growers have gone from almost seven annual insect

A Stinky, Tarnished Situation

February 13, 2012

Kevin Cotton says the area’s biggest issues have been with stinkbugs and tarnished plant bugs, but another plant bug species

Don’t Let Dollar Cotton Drive Insect Thresholds

February 13, 2012

With cotton prices nearly double what they were at this time last year, will growers be motivated to lower insect

Bayer’s Latest Cotton Technology Gains Approval in United States

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

Court Rules in Favor of MANA in Pesticide Dispute

January 17, 2012

On January 9, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled in favor of Makhteshim

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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.

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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.