Texas Cotton, Corn: Bollworms, Bt Resistance, and Field Scouting Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019Transgenic crops are an ever-evolving technology dealing with pests in the corn, cotton and sorghum fields in Hale and Swisher counties of Texas. Farmers began relying upon these technologies in […]

Mergers of “Big 6” Seed and Ag Chem Companies – Who Owns What Now Feb 19, 2019

🕔Feb 19, 2019Six large firms dominated the sale of seeds and agricultural chemicals in 2015 in the United States and around the world: BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta.  Known […]

Texas Corn: Bt Toxin and Corn Rootworm Resistance – Diminished Value is Still Value Sep 8, 2018

🕔Sep 8, 2018We are entering a time when insects have become resistant to many of the Bt toxins in our GMO corn and cotton. This is the first in a series of […]

Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Building, Unexpected Slippage Reported – AgFax Midsouth Cotton Jul 26, 2018

🕔Jul 26, 2018Bollworm activity has widened and treatments have been going out on a broader basis. Some slippage has been noted in triple-gene cotton in one location in central Louisiana. See comments by Sebe […]

Texas Cotton: Why Were Bollworms Such a Problem This Year? Nov 29, 2017

🕔Nov 29, 2017It is no secret that weeds have been the problem of note that local producers have been focusing control efforts upon during recent growing seasons, particularly in cotton.  That made it […]

Texas Corn, Cotton: Southern Bt Crops – Getting Boxed In Oct 27, 2017

🕔Oct 27, 2017Insects have developed resistance to the older Bt toxins in cotton and corn on a local or regional scale. A quick look at the situation in the southern U.S.A. finds […]

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Pockets of Pyrethroid-Tolerant Bollworms – Extension Comments Jul 28, 2017

🕔Jul 28, 2017Collins Gardner, consultant in the Pee Dee Region, reported yesterday that he had a field of grain sorghum treated for corn earworm with a high rate of pyrethroid that controlled […]

Bt Cotton: Study Finds Insect Resistance Could Be Reversed May 8, 2017

🕔May 8, 2017Insect pests that are rapidly adapting to genetically engineered crops threaten agriculture worldwide. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals the success of […]

EPA Challenged Over Refusal to Ban Chlorpyrifos Insecticide – DTN Apr 7, 2017

🕔Apr 7, 2017Three 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.   […]

Insecticide Resistance: Pyrethroids Up for EPA Review – DTN Feb 13, 2017

🕔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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