Texas Corn: Sorting Through Rootworm Beetle Bt Efficacy Differences Sep 2, 2019

🕔Sep 2, 2019Last year we had huge numbers of corn rootworm beetles in corn around Hart in early July, and I wrote at the time that they were “probably resistant” to the mCry3a rootworm […]

Chlorpyrifos: EPA Decision Appealed by Environmental Groups – DTN Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019EPA decided in July not to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, and now, environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle to review that […]

Corn: Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade Trait OK’d for EU Import Jul 29, 2019

🕔Jul 29, 2019Syngenta has received import approval for the Agrisure Duracade  trait from the European Commission. The trait features a unique mode of action that controls corn rootworm (CRW) differently than other traits […]

Iowa Corn: Assessing Rootworm Activity Using Sticky Traps Jul 26, 2019

🕔Jul 26, 2019Western and northern corn rootworm are major corn pests in Iowa and surrounding states (Photos 1 and 2). Farmers have seen several management changes, including the release of four Bt-rootworm […]

Chlorpyrifos: EPA Says No to Ban – DTN Jul 22, 2019

🕔Jul 22, 2019The EPA will not ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, the agency ruled on Thursday, in response to a court order handed down in April. An EPA spokesperson, however, told DTN on […]

Texas Plains IPM: Cotton – Fleahoppers Biggest Concern; Pests Rising in Corn, Sorghum Jul 9, 2019

🕔Jul 9, 2019General Status For the first week since the start of planting season, we did not have a damaging weather event. It was not too cold, too windy, or too wet […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Fleahoppers in Cotton; Rootworm Beetles, Spider Mites in Corn Jun 27, 2019

🕔Jun 27, 2019GENERAL A heat wave moved in during the latter part of last week, but thanks to our wet spring crops across the area have withstood the temperature stress. Most of […]

Iowa: Corn Rootworm Egg Hatch Peaking in Southern Counties Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa typically occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2019, […]

Chlorpyrifos, Main Ingredient in Lorsban, Gets Another Court Hearing – DTN Feb 8, 2019

🕔Feb 8, 2019The EPA will get another hearing on a federal court’s 2018 order to ban all chlorpyrifos registrations, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the agency […]

Nebraska Corn: Which Bt Traits Do You Need to Buy? Nov 20, 2018

🕔Nov 20, 2018When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your […]

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