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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

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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

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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

Insect Pests Make Waves in 2011

August 12, 2011

Given average mid-season conditions, insecticide applications in the Southeast are winding down. In the Mid-South, they’re just getting started.  

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

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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.