Texas Corn: Researchers Target Pest Resistance for New Study Mar 8, 2021

🕔Mar 8, 2021
Two researchers in Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have received a $499,865 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study corn resistance mechanisms against […]

Pennsylvania: Insect Damage to Corn; Minor and Unrelated to Yield in Organic Dec 22, 2020

🕔Dec 22, 2020
The growing demand for organic livestock, poultry, and eggs is driving Pennsylvania’s #3 ranking for organic sales in the U.S., following #1 ranked California and #2 Washington. The demand for […]

Bt on the Chopping Block – EPA Plans Variety Phase Out – DTN Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
In an effort to stave off above-ground insect resistance, the EPA is proposing phasing out many current Bt corn hybrids, as well as some Bt cotton varieties, in the next […]

North Carolina: What Can Cause Soybean Pod Loss and Seed Abortion? Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
We are getting reports of soybean pods that are both aborting and not filling out with seeds. Environment, stink bugs, and disease are all factors that can lead to these […]

Bt Corn: Tighter EPA Regulations Are Pending Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
This week the EPA released a draft plan that essentially overhauls many of the regulations around insect resistance management (IRM) in Bt crops grown in the “cotton belt”. There are […]

Sorghum: Researchers Aim to Develop Fall Armyworm Resistant Varieties Aug 18, 2020

🕔Aug 18, 2020
Sorghum is a major crop, but its inability to fight off the fall armyworm creates significant problems for South Carolina farmers and farmers across the southeastern United States. Rick Boyles, […]

Iowa: Soybean Gall Midge Larvae Active Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
Soybean gall midge was confirmed as an economic pest of soybean in 2018. Worldwide, it is only known to occur in five states in the Midwestern US (Figure 1). Research […]

Nebraska: Watch for Seed Injury from Corn Maggot May 27, 2020

🕔May 27, 2020
We have received several reports of injury from seed corn maggot that has reduced stands of Nebraska soybeans. The greatest risk for seed corn maggot injury is when a green […]

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

🕔Aug 27, 2019
Transgenic 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, 2019
Six 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.  According […]

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