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

🕔Sep 10, 2019Not 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, 2019The 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, 2018There 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, 2017I’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, 2017Farmers 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, 2017Nearly 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, 2017In 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. […]

Soybean Aphids: 3 Insecticide Groups Face Resistance and Regulations – DTN Dec 12, 2016

🕔Dec 12, 2016Soybean aphids are sneaky. Attacks seem to come out of nowhere, and recently, the pest has also sho wn an increasing ability to withstand insecticidal controls. That’s why entomologists such […]

Neonic Regs: EPA and Ag Groups Ask for Summary Judgment Sep 21, 2016

🕔Sep 21, 2016The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should not be regulating neonicotinoid seed treatments in the same way it regulates other pesticide applications, the agency and a list of agriculture companies and […]

Neonics Underfire: Think You Need Them? Minn. Dept. of Ag Wants Farmers to Prove It Aug 30, 2016

🕔Aug 30, 2016Concerns over the role neonicotinoids may play in pollinator health issues have prompted the governor of Minnesota and the state’s Department of Agriculture (MDA) to propose sweeping restrictions to neonicotinoid […]

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