Texas: Bollworm Resistance to Bt Crops – What to Do?

🕔Mar 19, 2019Cotton and corn are major cash crops in Texas with a market value of over 3 million dollars combined in 2016. With this much money at stake, producers are looking […]

Cotton Bollworm Resistance to Bt on the Rise in China – New Study

🕔Oct 31, 2018Cotton, corn and soybeans have been genetically engineered to produce pest-killing proteins from the widespread soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt. Non-toxic to people and wildlife including bees, these environmentally friendly Bt […]

Texas: Bt (GM) Crop Resistance – Corn Rootworm, Corn Earworm, Cotton Bollworm

🕔Sep 6, 2018It has been quite a challenging summer with our Bt crops on the Texas High Plains.  This year we have seen huge numbers of corn rootworms emerging from many fields […]

Vip3a – Only Bt Trait Without Insect Resistance – How Long Will it Last? – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2018Is Bt broken for ear-feeding pests? And, if so, can we rescue it? Those are the questions that compelled EPA to convene a Scientific Advisory Panel in Arlington, Virginia, this […]

Georgia Cotton: Scout ALL Fields for Corn Earworm

🕔Jul 17, 2018Bt cotton technologies have allowed cotton growers to significantly reduce insecticide inputs for caterpillar pests. However Bt cotton is not and has never been immune to corn earworm (CEW). Since […]

North Carolina Corn: Should We Worry About Earworms in Bt Crops?

🕔Jul 9, 2018Earworm populations (known as bollworm in cotton) were relatively low in our system from 2011 to 2016. Arguably, at least a small part of this has to be due to […]

Florida Cotton: New Insect and Mite Control Guide Available

🕔Sep 8, 2017A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide […]

Alabama: Scout Late-Soybeans for Loopers, Whiteflies a Threat to Cotton

🕔Aug 30, 2017During the 3rd week of August cotton bollworm (CBW) moth trap catch numbers increased significantly over the previous week in Baldwin and Escambia Counties and declined in Autauga and Limestone […]

Texas Sorghum: Headworm Control – Consider Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Jul 26, 2017Sugarcane aphid is just beginning to build in fields in select counties on the Southern High Plains, and as of this writing I know of no fields that have required […]

Insecticide Resistance: Pyrethroids Up for EPA Review – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2017Pyrethroids are up for registration review by the EPA, and the agency’s most recent risk assessment of this group of insecticides has some industry players concerned.   The EPA’s preliminary […]

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