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Mounting Forces

July 26, 2010

Most growers in west and south Texas understand the trade off they have with growers in other parts of the Cotton Belt. Unlike most other cotton growing regions, water is often a scarce commodity. Low moisture levels affect the early

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G.M. Cotton Approved in U.S. as Natural Refuge Option

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

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EPA Seeks to Ban Endosulfan Use in the United States

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

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MANA and EPA Agree to Voluntary Plan on Endosulfan

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

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BASF Signs Insecticide Co-Development Agreement with Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd.

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,

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Cotton Seed Bug Identified in Florida

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

Samurai II CS Insecticide Available from J. Oliver Products

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

Come Out Swinging

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,

Plant Bug Management a Key Component for DP 0935 B2RF

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.

Australia Issues Mealybug Management Protocol

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

Aussie Growers Address Exotic Pest Outbreak in Queensland

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,

Gowan Company Gains Rights to Intruder 70WSP

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

Conditions Set for Optimal Boll Weevil Eradication in South Texas

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

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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.