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EPA Denied Ban on Chlorpyrifos, Congressional Members Ask Why – DTN

EPA Denied Ban on Chlorpyrifos, Congressional Members Ask Why – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 1, 2017

Two Democratic members of Congress want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general to investigate Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to reject a petition to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a letter sent to the OIG on Thursday.   Sen. Elizabeth

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EPA Challenged Over Refusal to Ban Chlorpyrifos Insecticide – DTN

EPA Challenged Over Refusal to Ban Chlorpyrifos Insecticide – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Three environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to force the EPA to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, one week after the agency denied a petition to do so.   EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced March 30 that the agency

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Nebraska: Which Bt Traits Do you Need?

Nebraska: Which Bt Traits Do you Need?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 27, 2017

When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure that you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits that you do not need for your particular farm or field. Traited corn has been

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Minnesota Corn: Should You Reduce Bt Trait Acreage to Cut Production Costs?

Minnesota Corn: Should You Reduce Bt Trait Acreage to Cut Production Costs?

👤By Bruce Potter and Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The economics of 2017 corn production have challenged many farmers with minimizing losses per acre. One area that some farmers have targeted for reducing costs is hybrid selection. Planting corn hybrids without Bt protection for European corn borer (ECB), corn

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Corn Insect Control: Dow’s PowerCore and SmartStax Offer More Choices

Corn Insect Control: Dow’s PowerCore and SmartStax Offer More Choices

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 2, 2017

Corn growers make big decisions that impact yield and profitability long before planters roll into spring fields. Selecting the right insect trait technology is one of those choices, and growers now have an opportunity to take a more prescriptive approach

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Minnesota: Insect Management Workshop, Lamberton, Feb. 28

Minnesota: Insect Management Workshop, Lamberton, Feb. 28

👤By Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Corn and soybean growers, and those who advise them, often have insect management questions for which the correct answer is, “It depends.” Insecticide resistant populations increase the difficulty of soybean aphid management decisions. Which insecticide group should be used? What

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Nebraska: Non-Bt Traited Corn – Create Your Scouting Plan Now

Nebraska: Non-Bt Traited Corn – Create Your Scouting Plan Now

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Feb 13, 2017

We have heard comments from several people this winter who are considering planting non-Bt traited corn hybrids in 2017, primarily to reduce seed costs due to the lower market value of corn.  Additionally, some people may be planting types of

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Corn Rootworm: DuPont Scientists Demonstrate Future Potential of Control Traits

👤From a Press Release 🕔Sep 22, 2016

DuPont Pioneer researchers have discovered a protein from a non-Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacterium source that exhibits promise as an alternative means for controlling corn rootworm in North America and Europe. Science Magazine published the finding this week. “This research represents

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Bt Resistance: Why We Can Expect More Going Forward

Bt Resistance: Why We Can Expect More Going Forward

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 12, 2016

2016 has been a challenging year for our Bt crops. Cotton bollworms did an unusually high amount of damage in many fields of Bt cotton, and corn earworms (which are bollworms by another name) caused a significant amount of damage

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Fighting Corn Rootworm with Natural Predators Just Might Work – DTN

Fighting Corn Rootworm with Natural Predators Just Might Work – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 25, 2016

A handful of scientists believe better corn rootworm control is closer than we think — specifically, just under our feet. Your average cornfield hosts an impressive array of life. Microbes, bacteria, fungi, nematodes and insect predators like spiders, mites and

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