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 […]

Neonics: EPA Seeks Input on Registrations for 4 Neonicotinoid Insecticides

🕔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, 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, 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, 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 […]

Neonic Regs: EPA and Ag Groups Ask for Summary Judgment

🕔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 […]

Tennessee Soybeans: Neonics Provide Value to Mid-South Production

🕔May 12, 2016Neonicotinoid seed treatments provide significant economic benefits in Mid-South soybean production, according to a 10-year study conducted by scientists from four universities.

Pesticide Resistance: Thrips Show Resistance to Neonic Seed Treatments

🕔May 9, 2016Tobacco thrips, Frankliniella fusca, are seedling pests of peanut, soybean, and cotton throughout the southern USA. The adults and larvae feed on the developing leaves, causing injury during the very […]

Soybeans: Neonic Seed Treatments Increase Yields in the South

🕔Apr 19, 2016Scientists from Mississippi State University have found that treating soybean seeds with neonicotinoid pesticides (imidacloprid or thiamethoxam) provides higher yields in southern U.S. states. The results of their study, which […]

Neonic Dust: More Legal Problems, Rules in 6 States Plus Canada – DTN

🕔Mar 22, 2016Recent legal action has put neonicotinoids in the spotlight once again. This week, Minnesota’s Department of Agriculture compensated two beekeepers after investigators found that neonicotinoid-filled dust from a neighboring cornfield […]

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