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Overlapping Residuals: Don’t Miss a Step

June 22, 2011

University of Georgia Extension weed scientist Dr. Stanley Culpepper says that in the fight to control glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in cotton, don’t miss a step. “It’s not like, ‘you do this, and you get by with it,’ or ‘you do

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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. An interim order was issued to immediately ban the production, use and sale of endosulfan all over India. On Friday,

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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 very predictable, consistent pest in cotton,” says Dr. Phillip Roberts, an Extension entomologist with the University of Georgia Extension service

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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 cotton production for the first time in several years this season. Unfortunately for them, they may be facing a few

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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 — especially when it is used as an early-season treatment. According to new information released by MANA Crop Protection, studies

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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. Most recently, newly discovered benefits are drawing increased attention to the compound — especially when used as an early season

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 lines from Bayer CropScience, LLC. The first includes the global product line relating to the active ingredient Ethoprophos (sold under

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 management could be the most important contributor to yield optimization, said Chuck Kupatt, president of Crop Microclimate Management (CMM), which

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 in cotton. Individual state registrations are pending. “FYFANON PLUS ULV is a pre-mixed combination of malathion and gamma cyhalothrin,” says

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 bollworm as a threat to the state’s cotton industry, according to an article published on www.dailytech.com. By combining genetically modified

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 for sulfoxaflor insecticide. This submission, featuring the largest regulatory dossier in company history, keeps the molecule on track for anticipated

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 the industry faces a severe problem in the next few years due to the discontinuation of a popular insecticide. Last

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 Temik brand insecticide/nematicide, on potatoes and citrus. Uses on all other crops will remain, but will be phased out over

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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.