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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

Chemtura AgroSolutions to Market Diamond 0.83EC Insecticide

December 6, 2011

Chemtura AgroSolutions, a business unit of Chemtura Corporation, recently announced starting January 1, 2012, it will assume marketing and sales

U.S. Farmers Could Be Mired in Permits for Applying Pesticides

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,

MBI Gets EPA Approval for Grandevo Insecticide

October 11, 2011

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a leading global provider of natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that

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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.

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Dates Set for Georgia Cotton Scout Schools

May 11, 2015

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Mid-South Insect Control Guides Now Available

January 22, 2015

Insect control guides for 2015 are now available from the University of Tennessee and from Mississippi State University.

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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.