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

    🕔Sep 8, 2018
    We 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, 2018
    Bollworm 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, 2017
    It 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, 2017
    Insects 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, 2017
    Collins 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, 2017
    Insect 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, 2017
    Three 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, 2017
    Pyrethroids 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 […]

    Midwest Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Now Resistant to Cry1F Oct 6, 2016

    🕔Oct 6, 2016
    Back in August, I alerted Michigan producers to elevated western bean cutworm damage in corn, particularly on traited corn expressing the Cry1F Bt protein. This protein was never perfect against […]

    Texas Corn: Cry1F No Longer Effective Against Western Bean Cutworm Oct 6, 2016

    🕔Oct 6, 2016
    Western bean cutworm is a serious corn pest in the northern Texas Panhandle and occurs in lower numbers as far south as Hale County. Several years ago the insect underwent […]


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