EPA Challenged Over Refusal to Ban Chlorpyrifos Insecticide – DTN

🕔Apr 7, 2017Three environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to force the EPA to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, one week after the agency denied a petition to do so.   […]

Aphid Research: New Technique Speeds Gene Delivery Process

🕔Mar 27, 2017Researchers are nebulizing soybean aphids with RNA, which, when incorporated into the body, can hinder the expression of specific genes. The new method of delivering “interfering RNA” in a mist […]

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 […]

Lorsban – Chlorpyrifos: Federal Court to EPA – Get Your Act Together – DTN

🕔Aug 19, 2016The EPA must take action on its proposed ban on pesticides containing chlorpyrifos by March 31, 2017, a federal court has ruled. In a final order issued Aug. 12, the […]

South Dakota: Pyrethroid Resistant Soybean Aphids Next Door

🕔Aug 12, 2016Recent Soybean Aphid Insecticide Failures In 2015, insecticide failures for soybean aphid management were first reported in Minnesota. Pyrethroids were found to be ineffective at reducing soybean aphids in some […]

Soybean Aphid: Does This Pest Reduce Your Yield or Just Your Bank Account?

🕔Jul 19, 2016Before soybean aphid was identified as a pest of soybean in the U.S. in 2000, insecticide applications to northern soybean crops were rare, targeting sporadic insect and mite outbreaks. Although […]

Iowa Soybeans: Managing 2 Important Pests to Optimize Yields

🕔Feb 12, 2016Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and soybean aphid (SBA) are important soybean pests in the north-central region. Soybean varieties with host plant resistance for SCN (PI88788) and SBA (Rag1) can suppress […]

You’ll Still Have Pesticide Options If Lorsban’s AI is Banned – DTN

🕔Nov 24, 2015A series of court decisions and actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency threatens to remove a popular Dow AgroSciences insecticide. EPA recently proposed a ban of chlorpyrifos — the […]

Virginia: Soybean Aphids – “Widespread Infestation”

🕔Sep 10, 2015For reasons I cannot explain, our soybean field scouts have recently reported finding large numbers of soybean aphids in many soybean fields. Threshold levels have been found in soybean fields […]

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