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ChemChina’s Syngenta Buyout Approved but 3 Pesticides Booked to Go – DTN

ChemChina’s Syngenta Buyout Approved but 3 Pesticides Booked to Go – DTN

🕔Apr 7, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission told ChemChina on Tuesday that the agency approves ChemChina’s $43 billion purchase of Syngenta AG, but will require ChemChina to sell the assets and licensing of 3 specific pesticides.   After the FTC approved the deal on

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EPA Denies Petition to Ban Insecticide – Chlorpyrifos

EPA Denies Petition to Ban Insecticide – Chlorpyrifos

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 2, 2017

EPA has officially denied a petition that sought to ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide marketed under a host of U.S. brand names.  “We need to provide regulatory certainty to the thousands of American farms that rely on chlorpyrifos, while still protecting

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Army Cutworms Already Hitting Wheat and Canola – DTN

Army Cutworms Already Hitting Wheat and Canola – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 17, 2017

Farmers aren’t the only ones waiting to see how wheat comes out of dormancy this year. Army cutworms may also be lurking just beneath the surface, ready to eat newly green winter wheat.   Oklahoma State University entomologist Tom Royer

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Cotton: Boll Weevil Still a Problem? New Bt Protein Targets and Kills – DTN

Cotton: Boll Weevil Still a Problem? New Bt Protein Targets and Kills – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Brazilian scientists have successfully inserted a Bt protein into cotton plants to target and kill the cotton boll weevil (CBW). The boll weevil was a major cotton pest in the U.S. in the 20th century before the successful Boll Weevil

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Dicamba Herbicide: Environmental Groups Sue EPA as Some States Set up Application Limits – DTN

Dicamba Herbicide: Environmental Groups Sue EPA as Some States Set up Application Limits – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 24, 2017

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday in attempt to force the agency to take another look at the conditional use permit approved for the herbicide dicamba as it relates to Monsanto’s Xtend soybean and cotton traits, according

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Soybean Yield Increase: Lower Planting Rate Plus a Proven Seed Treatment, Study says – DTN

Soybean Yield Increase: Lower Planting Rate Plus a Proven Seed Treatment, Study says – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 24, 2017

A new study from the University of Wisconsin holds some good news for soybean growers facing tight margins in 2017.  The research, led by Extension agronomist Shawn Conley and Ph. D student Adam Gaspar, shows that Midwest growers have the

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Soybean Aphids: 3 Insecticide Groups Face Resistance and Regulations – DTN

Soybean Aphids: 3 Insecticide Groups Face Resistance and Regulations – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 12, 2016

Soybean aphids are sneaky. Attacks seem to come out of nowhere, and recently, the pest has also sho wn an increasing ability to withstand insecticidal controls. That’s why entomologists such as University of Minnesota’s Bob Koch are encouraging growers to

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EPA and Syngenta Reach Settlement Over Alleged Pesticide Violations

EPA and Syngenta Reach Settlement Over Alleged Pesticide Violations

👤From EPA 🕔Sep 19, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)has announced a multi-region settlement with Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC (Syngenta) in Greensboro, N.C., for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Syngenta will pay $766,508 in civil penalties and spend

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Neonics Underfire: Think You Need Them? Minn. Dept. of Ag Wants Farmers to Prove It

Neonics Underfire: Think You Need Them? Minn. Dept. of Ag Wants Farmers to Prove It

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 30, 2016

Concerns over the role neonicotinoids may play in pollinator health issues have prompted the governor of Minnesota and the state’s Department of Agriculture (MDA) to propose sweeping restrictions to neonicotinoid use that are unprecedented for U.S. growers. Neonicotinoids are a

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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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