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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

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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

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

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EPA Issues Cancellation Order for Transform

November 16, 2015

EPA has issued a cancellation order for products containing sulfoxaflor – including Transform – in response to a September ruling by the Nine Circuit Court of Appeals that vacated the product registrations.

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USDA Exploring New Options for Pink Bollworm Control

October 6, 2015

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using remotely piloted aircraft to help eliminate small-scale outbreaks of pink bollworm.

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Boll Weevil Eradication Making Progress in Texas

September 28, 2015

The Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation is making solid progress in eliminating the the cotton boll weevil from the state's cotton fields. But there's still work remaining.

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Citing Bee Deaths, U.S. Appeals Court Vacates Transform Registration

September 11, 2015

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated EPA approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, stating that the agency erred by granting the registration without additional studies regarding potential impact on honeybees.

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Wake-Up Call for Old World Bollworm

August 20, 2015

The Old World bollworm – an aggressive global pest – has apparently found its way to the U.S.

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New Webcast Focuses on Lygus Management in Texas High Plains

August 17, 2015

A new webcast focusing on lygus management in the Texas High Plains cotton has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

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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.

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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.