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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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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.

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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.