Neonics: EPA Proposes Interim Measures For Key Chemistries – DTN Jan 31, 2020

🕔Jan 31, 2020
EPA released proposed interim registration decisions for several neonicotinoid chemicals on Thursday, Jan. 30. Three of them, clothianidin (such as Poncho from Bayer), imidacloprid (such as Gaucho from Bayer), and […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Do You Really Need an Insecticide Seed Treatment? Jan 3, 2020

🕔Jan 3, 2020
Note this article only applies to insecticides, not fungicides or nematicides. The evidence is overwhelming. Neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments do not provide a benefit in North Carolina. Most recently our […]

Neonics: Some Uses Could Benefit Bees, Says Study Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019
The story of neonicotinoids is growing more nuanced. Europe has banned outdoor use of three of these insecticides to protect bee populations. Two other neonicotinoids are still permitted, but little […]

$20 Soybeans Might Justify Seed Treatments, New Study – DTN Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019
Not so long ago, insecticide and fungicide use in soybeans was not very common. Even after soybean aphids invaded the Midwest, fewer than 10% of soybean acres received an insecticide […]

Cotton Pests: It’s Back. Temik Has a New Name, Same Game. Apr 26, 2019

🕔Apr 26, 2019
The good news is there are no hurricanes in the immediate forecast for the Cotton Belt as of April 2019. On the other hand, there are multiple pests looming on […]

Neonics: EPA Seeks Input on Registrations for 4 Neonicotinoid Insecticides Feb 1, 2018

🕔Feb 1, 2018
There is an EPA open public comment period for ecological risk assessments for EPA registration review of four neonicotinoid insecticides. This open comment period ends Feb 20, 2018. The announcement […]

Texas Upper Coast: Bollworms Moving to Cotton as Grains Dry Down; Watch for Stink Bugs Jul 3, 2017

🕔Jul 3, 2017
I’d like to let everyone know that the comment periods for clothianidin and thiamethoxam’s preliminary pollinator assesment, and imidicloprid’s aquatic ecological assessment are currently open. The focus is mainly on […]

Neonic Seed Treatments: Yield Benefits vs.Potential Harm – Study Draws Conclusion – DTN May 23, 2017

🕔May 23, 2017
Farmers aren’t the only ones buzzing around busily during spring planting season. Honey bees also pick up their foraging pace at this time of year, when pollen sources abound. That […]

Indiana Corn: Neonics Pose Risk to Honey Bees, Yield Benefits Elusive May 22, 2017

🕔May 22, 2017
Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to […]

EPA Releases 4 Neonicotinoid Risk Assessments for Public Comment – DTN Jan 13, 2017

🕔Jan 13, 2017
In a sizeable document dump, EPA released a number of preliminary risk assessments for 4 neonicotinoid insecticides on Thursday evening, as well as a revised registration review schedule for the chemicals. […]

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