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Does Dollar Cotton Dictate a Change in Plant Bug Thresholds?

June 22, 2011

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

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India Bans Endosulfan

May 17, 2011

By Seshadri Ramkumar Texas Tech University, USA India’s supreme court on May 13th banned endosulfan, a key cotton crop pesticide.

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Thrips: A Yearly Guarantee

May 13, 2011

One thing that is almost guaranteed each year when cotton starts to emerge — thrips are coming. “They are a

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Have a Game Plan Ready for Plant Bugs

April 12, 2011

As cotton prices hover above the $1 mark, many growers in the Mid-South will be dipping their toes back into

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U.S. Growers Reaping Benefits of Diamond Insecticide

March 2, 2011

Since it was introduced in 2004, Mana Crop Protection’s Diamond insecticide has helped U.S. cotton growers better manage damaging pests

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Diamond Insecticide Proves Useful Against Plant Bugs

March 1, 2011

Since its 2004 marketplace introduction, Diamond insecticide has contributed to U.S. cotton growers‘ ability to gain control over difficult-to-manage insects.

American Vanguard Acquires Insecticides from Bayer CropScience

December 14, 2010

American Vanguard Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Amvac Chemical Corporation, has completed the acquisition of two insecticide product

Stress Management Benefits Crop Yield and Quality

December 2, 2010

While there are a variety of solutions to almost every biological issue that causes crop losses, new research indicates stress

Cheminova Targets Plant Bugs with FYFANON PLUS ULV

November 30, 2010

Cheminova, Inc. has received Federal EPA registration for FYFANON PLUS ULV Insecticide to control tarnished plant bugs and other insects

Scientists Able to Kill 99.9 Percent of Pink Bollworms

November 10, 2010

Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have devised a way to eliminate the pink

Dow On Track to Release Sap-Feeding Insecticide in 2012

November 9, 2010

Dow AgroSciences, continues to implement its growth strategy through innovative solutions as the company has submitted the global joint-review dossier

Temik Removal Could Mean Trouble for Cotton Industry

August 24, 2010

Alyssa Dizon Lubbock Avalanche-Journal While there is a promising outlook for cotton production this year, South Plains cotton experts said

Bayer Cooperating With EPA’s Cancellation of Temik

August 17, 2010

Bayer CropScience is cooperating with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following today’s announcement to cancel uses of aldicarb, sold as

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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.

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Helena Adds Tempest Dual-Action Insecticide

May 22, 2014

Helena Chemical Company has introduced Tempest Dual-Action insecticide, a new pest management tool for quick knockdown and long residual control of sucking and chewing insects.