Posted on March 16, 2017 by rhallberg
What will you learn?
Participants will learn about the efficacy and nontarget effects of neonicotinoid seed treatments and management practices that should be considered to minimize adverse impacts on pollinators and other nontarget organisms. Learn more…
Presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology
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Posted on May 18, 2016 by rhallberg
In Southeast Farm Press
by Ron Smith, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
The first major insect we focus on during the cotton production season is thrips. Many have heard and read in recent years about the resistance of thrips to our available seed treatments.
We already recommend foliar sprays at the one to two true-leaf stage when cotton seedlings are not growing rapidly and/or thrips pressure is extremely heavy. As the resistance problem grows, we likely will see an increased need for foliar sprays on top of the seed treatments. Continue reading
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Posted on October 17, 2014 by rhallberg
On October 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an analysis of the benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatments for insect control in soybeans. A Federal Register notice inviting the public to comment on the analysis will publish in the near future.
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Posted on February 11, 2014 by rhallberg
From Delta Farm Press
Environmental groups appear to be setting their sights on the neonicotinoid class of insecticides and other pesticide compounds as the main culprits in honey bee population declines.
The evidence the insecticides are the main cause is sketchy, and the loss of those would put many farmers in an unprofitable situation, according to Jeff Gore, research entomologist at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center.
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Posted on November 29, 2012 by rhallberg
Most corn insect control decisions are made before the planter hits the field. “Of course, decisions to control stalk borers in non-Bt corn, as well as cutworms and stink bugs in all corn, are made in-season,” says Auburn University entomologist Kathy Flanders.
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