Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Aphids Attracting Ladybugs Apr 5, 2019

🕔Apr 5, 2019
At the start of this week we were rained out across the Valley. Many areas including Donna, Pharr, Edinburg, Weslaco, Mercedes, La Villa, and others received 1.5 to 2 inches […]

Texas LRGV: Cotton Planting Slowed by Cold; Corn Looks Good Mar 29, 2019

🕔Mar 29, 2019
Welcome back everyone for another growing season in the LRGV!  All county cotton and grain sorghum variety trials have been planted. A big thank you to our cooperating growers: Chuck McCutchen, […]

Texas Sugarcane Aphid: EPA Gives Nod for Transform WG on Sorghum Feb 13, 2017

🕔Feb 13, 2017
Dale R. Scott and his colleagues at the Texas Department of Agriculture have once again secured EPA’s permission to use Transform WG (sulfoxaflor) on sorghum. The conditions are identical to […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Transform Emergency Exemption for Sugarcane Aphid Feb 10, 2017

🕔Feb 10, 2017
Sulfoxaflor (Transform WG) has been granted an emergency exemption for use on sorghum to control the sugarcane aphid for 2017. You can read the full details here. There are no […]

Texas Sorghum: Section 18 Approved for Sulfoxaflor Against Sugarcane Aphids Feb 9, 2017

🕔Feb 9, 2017
The EPA has granted a specific exemption for sulfoxaflor (Transform) under Section 18, granting sorghum growers the use of the pesticide for control of sugarcane aphids. The exemption is effective […]

Dow’s Transform Label Finalized: Section 18 for Cotton and Sorghum Growers – DTN Oct 21, 2016

🕔Oct 21, 2016
Cotton and sorghum growers will once again have to resort to Section 18 emergency use exemptions to use Transform (sulfoxaflor) in 2017, after EPA finalized a new, limited-use label for […]

Transform, Related Dow Products Gain Registration Renewal Oct 14, 2016

🕔Oct 14, 2016
On October 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-established the registration of products containing sulfoxaflor (Isoclast Active), including Transform WG, Closer SC and Sequoia insecticides. “U.S. growers have used Isoclast for four full […]

Soybean Aphids: Sulfoxaflor Less Harmful to Beneficials than Broad-Spectrum Insecticides Aug 18, 2016

🕔Aug 18, 2016
A new study appearing in the Journal of Economic Entomology has found that the selective insecticide sulfoxaflor is just as effective at controlling soybean aphids (Aphis glycines) as broad-spectrum insecticides, […]

New Mexico Pecan Growers Request Pesticide Exception Aug 9, 2016

🕔Aug 9, 2016
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that New Mexico pecan growers believe their harvests are threatened by insect infestations and are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to create an “emergency […]

EPA Proposes Transform Insecticide Label to Protect Bee Pollinators – DTN May 24, 2016

🕔May 24, 2016
The EPA has issued a preliminary new label for Dow AgroScience’s Transform insecticide with restrictions designed to protect pollinators. The proposed new label, which is available for public comment through […]

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