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Report: Tarantula Venom Potential Cotton Bioinsecticide

September 17, 2013

Spider venoms are usually toxic when injected into prey, but a new protein discovered in the venom of Australian tarantulas

Crop Inputs

EPA Issues New Pesticide Labels to Help Protect Bees

August 27, 2013

In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide

Crop Inputs

Dow AgroSciences Brands New Three-Gene Insect Trait as WideStrike 3

July 18, 2013

Dow AgroSciences has branded its recently-approved in-plant, three-gene insect protection trait for cotton as WideStrike 3. WideStrike 3 – the

Cotton Production

EPA Approves New Three-Gene Insect Trait from Dow AgroSciences

May 23, 2013

Dow AgroSciences has received registration for its new in-plant, three-gene insect protection trait for cotton from the U.S. Environmental Protection

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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

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

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

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.

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,

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

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Plan Cotton Insect Strategies for Mid to Late Bloom

July 17, 2015

Scott Stewart, Tennessee Extension entomologist, offers several strategies to help manage plant bugs, stink bugs and bollworms during the blooming period.

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NC State: Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton Presquare

June 10, 2015

An early wave of plant bugs is causing problems in young presquare cotton in North Carolina.

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Set Treatment Schedule for Plant Bugs

June 1, 2015

As young cotton matures, it’s time to take the offensive when dealing with plant bugs.

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Evaluate Young Cotton for Thrips Damage

May 29, 2015

With good stands of young cotton emerging in most fields, it’s time to start watching for signs of thrips damage.

Insect Control

Dates Confirmed for Tennessee and Arkansas Scout Schools

May 18, 2015

The University of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas have confirmed dates for each state’s upcoming cotton scout schools.

Insect Control

Dates Set for Georgia Cotton Scout Schools

May 11, 2015

The University of Georgia will conduct two cotton insect scouting schools in early June.

Insect Control

Watch Emerging Cotton Closely for Signs of Thrips

May 7, 2015

With cotton now in the ground and starting to emerge, it’s time to watch closely to see if pre-plant thrips treatments are holding.

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Mississippi Scout School Schedule Set

April 16, 2015

Mississippi State University has scheduled five scout schools in late May and early June.

Insect Control

Georgia Scientists Seek Public’s Help in Tracking New Stink Bug

April 14, 2015

University of Georgia entomologists are asking Georgians to help track an insect that loves to stow away in homes and could potentially hurt the state’s crops, including cotton.

Insect Control

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.