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Report: Tarantula Venom Potential Cotton Bioinsecticide

September 17, 2013

Spider venoms are usually toxic when injected into prey, but a new protein discovered in the venom of Australian tarantulas

Crop Inputs

EPA Issues New Pesticide Labels to Help Protect Bees

August 27, 2013

In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide

Crop Inputs

Dow AgroSciences Brands New Three-Gene Insect Trait as WideStrike 3

July 18, 2013

Dow AgroSciences has branded its recently-approved in-plant, three-gene insect protection trait for cotton as WideStrike 3. WideStrike 3 – the

Cotton Production

EPA Approves New Three-Gene Insect Trait from Dow AgroSciences

May 23, 2013

Dow AgroSciences has received registration for its new in-plant, three-gene insect protection trait for cotton from the U.S. Environmental Protection

Insect Control

Five Traits That Will Revolutionize The Way You Grow Cotton

May 16, 2013

By Jim Steadman jsteadman@meistermedia.com Given the number of new and improved cotton varieties that have been introduced over the past

Dow Rolls Out Transform Your Truck Contest

May 15, 2013

Anyone who works in the cotton industry understands the value of a reliable, technically-advanced truck, as well as the value

Transform WG Insecticide Receives Federal Registration

May 7, 2013

Dow AgroSciences has received federal registration of Transform WG insecticide, described by company representatives as a distinctive new chemistry that

3 Ways China Could Reduce Pest Pressure, Resistance

April 17, 2013

China, the top cotton-producing country in the world at 16 billion pounds per year, first introduced Bt cotton in 1997.

Thorough Scouting is Crucial for Early Season Insects

March 26, 2013

By Jim Steadman   While many growers may be finalizing their cotton plans and getting planters ready for the field,

EPA Approves MANA’s SkyRaider Insecticide/Miticide

March 26, 2013

Skyraider insecticide/miticide, manufactured by MANA, has received approval by the EPA for broad-spectrum control against soil and foliar insects on

Fastac EC Insecticide Receives Full Registration for Use in 2013

January 29, 2013

Fastac EC insecticide, a new broad-spectrum pyrethroid, has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency and will be available for

Projects Focus on Pest Control and Sustainability

November 28, 2012

Editor’s note: In June 2010, trade negotiators from Brazil and the United States created the Framework for a Mutually Agreed

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Insect Control

Looking Ahead to Cutout and Terminating Insect Treatments

August 4, 2017

Although growers are still treating cotton insects, it’s appropriate to look ahead at proper timing for terminating those treatments.

Insect Control

Early Whitefly Detection Key to Successful Control

July 26, 2017

Whitefly populations are unusually high in Georgia cotton fields this season, making early detection and management essential.

Insect Control

How Aggressive Should Bollworm Treatments Be?

July 18, 2017

Mississippi State entomologists offer bollworm treatment suggestions based on what has been seen in fields to date and the Bt technologies used.

Insect Control

Bollworms Attack Some Texas Cotton, Sorghum

July 14, 2017

Bollworm damage to cotton and grain sorghum is ramping up across parts of Texas.

Insect Control

Results of 2016 Insecticide Efficacy Survey Now Online

April 26, 2017

Results of the 2016 Insecticide Efficacy Survey for cotton, corn and soybeans are now available online.

Insect Control

Tennessee Receives Section 18 for Transform in Cotton

April 21, 2017

The EPA has again approved the Section 18 Emergency Exemption for use of Transform WG in Tennessee to control tarnished plant bugs in cotton.

Insect Control

New Online Tool Aids in Thrips Management Decisions

April 11, 2017

A new online tool is now available to help cotton growers better predict thrips infestations and determine options for treatment.

Insect Control

Plant Bugs Off to Warm Weather Start?

April 4, 2017

Warmer than usual winter weather could mean an earlier start for plant bugs in 2017.

Insect Control

Transform Receives Exemption for Plant Bug Control in Arkansas Cotton

March 30, 2017

Arkansas has been granted a Section 18 exemption for 2017 for use of Transform WG insecticide for management of tarnished plant bugs in cotton.

Insect Control

Can Cover Crops Hamper Pest Management?

March 1, 2017

Growers will likely need to adjust their pest management practices to avoid crop losses when cover crops are used.

Insect Control

Keep Spider Mites in Mind When Planning Burndown

February 9, 2017

Spider mite management should be a consideration in every grower’s preplant burndown plans.