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

🕔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 […]

North Carolina Cotton: Thrips – Seed Treatment or In-Furrow?

🕔Feb 15, 2019Lots of folks are wondering what to use downstream for thrips in cotton. It’s critical to not only get the 1) active ingredient from your dealer, but also to get […]

Pesticide Label References Available Online

🕔Feb 13, 2019This cold and snowy weather hopefully has everyone dreaming of warmer days this spring.  The 2019 growing season will be here before we know it, but now is a great […]

Iowa: Soybean Aphids – 2018 Insecticide Evaluation

🕔Jan 28, 2019Project Description Plots were established at two locations in 2018 (ISU Northwest Research Farm and ISU Northeast Research Farm). Syngenta NK S24-K2 brand soybean was used at both locations. Seven insecticidal […]

Agriculture – What’s in Store for 2019? – DTN

🕔Jan 7, 2019With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us, it seems natural to catch breath, take stock and think about the challenges ahead. So we asked the team of […]

Neonic Seed Treatments: Canadian Farmers Struggle with a Phase Out – DTN

🕔Nov 1, 2018Imagine having to ask permission every time you want to add an insecticide seed treatment to your corn or soybean seed.   That’s been the reality for Ontario grain farmers for […]

Florida Pecans: Webworms – First Sign of Fall

🕔Aug 24, 2018Bare limb tips and clusters of webbing in pecan trees are often the first sign that fall is right around the corner.   This webbing is caused by clusters of the […]

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 […]

Oklahoma Sorghum: False Chinch Bugs and Headworms

🕔Jul 26, 2018We have received reports of false chinch bug, chinch bug and sorghum headworms infesting sorghum. We have already discussed chinch bug management here. As sorghum begins to head, make sure […]

Arkansas Cotton: Growing Bollworm Populations Could Be a ‘Budget Buster’

🕔Jul 20, 2018Worries over growing bollworm populations are amplified by possible resistance to dual gene technology. “The bollworm pressure is decidedly higher than what we’ve seen in the last couple years,” said […]

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