Texas: Bt (GM) Crop Resistance – Corn Rootworm, Corn Earworm, Cotton Bollworm

🕔Sep 6, 2018It has been quite a challenging summer with our Bt crops on the Texas High Plains.  This year we have seen huge numbers of corn rootworms emerging from many fields […]

Soybean Cyst Nematodes: They Keep Evolving – How and Why?

🕔Aug 16, 2018What can scientists learn about human neurodegenerative disease from a major soybean pest? It’s not a trick question; the answer lies in the soybean cyst nematode, one of two classes […]

Western Corn Rootworm: Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade Gets China’s Approval – DTN

🕔Jul 18, 2017Syngenta’s rootworm trait, Agrisure Duracade, is one step closer to full commercialization after receiving import approval from China Monday morning.   However, the trait is still awaiting approval from the […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Residual Herbicides for Late-Planted, Emerged Fields

🕔May 24, 2017Application of a residual herbicide prior to planting or emergence of the crop is an effective and highly recommended weed management strategy and also a key tool in managing herbicide […]

Insecticide Resistance: Pyrethroids Up for EPA Review – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2017Pyrethroids are up for registration review by the EPA, and the agency’s most recent risk assessment of this group of insecticides has some industry players concerned.   The EPA’s preliminary […]

Soybean Aphids: 3 Insecticide Groups Face Resistance and Regulations – DTN

🕔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 […]

Indiana Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Trait Control in Question, Check Your Fields!

🕔Sep 2, 2016A producer in St. Joseph County (South Bend area) made a request for us to visit a few cornfields in his area, including his own and those of friends, to […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Diamide Insecticides and Soybean Looper Management

🕔Aug 12, 2016Since the introduction of the diamide insecticides soybean loopers have essentially been a non-issue, but the pest will likely be making a comeback.

Resistance: Western Corn Root Worms Beating the System – DTN

🕔Aug 11, 2016Pyramided Bt corn hybrids, which feature two traits targeting the western corn rootworm, have long been a stronghold against rootworm damage for Corn Belt farmers. That defense is weakening this […]

Corn Belt: Palmer Pigweed Turning Up in CRP Acres – DTN

🕔Aug 10, 2016Pollinator plots may be designed to attract beneficial insects, but there’s a potential side effect to the good will. Weed scientists in Iowa and Illinois have discovered Palmer amaranth lurking […]

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