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 […]

South Carolina Cotton: First, Let’s Talk About Aphids Jun 28, 2019

🕔Jun 28, 2019
I am certainly getting plenty of calls about aphids, spider mites and plant bugs. Most folks are not seeing plant bugs at threshold levels but many are asking about aphids […]

Neonic Seed Treatments: Canadian Farmers Struggle with a Phase Out – DTN Nov 1, 2018

🕔Nov 1, 2018
Imagine 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, 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 […]

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

🕔Sep 21, 2016
The 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, 2016

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

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