Insect Control Stories
June 24, 2010
The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Syngenta Seeds’ VipCot cotton technology for use as a natural refuge option. The report states: “This GM cotton contains the COT67B
June 17, 2010
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., an independent publisher of U.S. government information, has reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in negotiations with Raleigh, North Carolina-based Makhteshim Agan of North America, to voluntarily end the manufacture and
June 15, 2010
Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that it is taking action to end all uses of the insecticide endosulfan in the U.S., Makhteshim Agan of North America (MANA), the manufacturer of endosulfan announced the reasons behind its voluntary
May 25, 2010
BASF announced today the signing of an agreement with Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd. (“Meiji Seika”) for the co-development of an exciting new insecticide for the control of piercing and sucking insects, code named ME5343. Under the terms of the agreement,
April 29, 2010
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced this week that the cotton seed bug, Oxycarenus hyalinipennis (Costa), has been identified on cotton in a residential area of Monroe County in the Florida Keys. The insect was found by
April 27, 2010
J. Oliver Products, LLC, is pleased to announce the availability of Samurai II C.S. (Capsule Suspension), a 2.16 pound-per-gallon active ingredient lambda cyhalothrin insecticide. “We’re the first U.S. company to launch an alternate capsule suspension formulation of a 2.16-pound lambda
April 19, 2010
As most growers are well aware, the fight against early season insect pests begins well before planting. But once cotton does emerge, the timing of the first foliar application for insects can be crucial. It may seem like a paradox,
March 31, 2010
The worst yield-robbing insect pest in cotton last season was the plant bug, according to Extension entomologists, but in 2010 farmers can plant a Deltapine variety that can help with Lygus management and offer outstanding yield and fiber quality potential.
March 18, 2010
In association with cotton researchers and the Queensland Government, Cotton Australia has issued a protocol for the management of mealybugs, an exotic pest found this year in Central Queensland and the Burdekin regions. According to Cotton Australia: “The protocol is
February 11, 2010
According to Cotton Australia, an exotic species of mealybug has been identified in cotton crops in at least 30 farms throughout the Emerald area of Central Queensland, Australia. The pest was first sent for sampling by expert cotton industry entomologist,
January 26, 2010
The recent cold weather could yield the best chance in a decade to eradicate the boll weevil in South Texas according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. “It’s really the best opportunity to bring about the death knell for
January 26, 2010
Gowan Company, LLC announces that it has obtained exclusive U.S. marketing rights from Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. for Intruder 70WSP insecticide for use on cotton. Intruder 70WSP contains the active ingredient acetamiprid, part of the neonicitinoid family of insecticides, discovered
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.
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.
June 16, 2014
Mississippi State Extension entomologists are reporting early plant bug nymph activity on pre-bloom cotton.
June 2, 2014
No surprise. Plant bugs have emerged as the most important pest in many Cotton Belt states.