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03 June 2011
Now Is the Time to Scout High-Risk Fields
US — Now is the time for grain farmers to scout fields at risk of insect infestations and potential pest problems, according to a Purdue Extension entomologist....
02 June 2011
Wet Spring Leaves Fields of Untreated Weeds
US - The abnormally wet spring in the Eastern Corn Belt has not only hampered planting, but it also has prevented timely weed burndown applications, said a Purdue Extension weed scientist. ...
31 May 2011
Don't Let Look-Alike Pests Fool You
US - In the mad rush to finish up what has been a challenging corn planting season, speed often takes priority over attention to detail, said Robert Bellm, University of Illinois Extension crop...
Reducing Cereal Crop Losses
CANADA - A wheat breeder with the University of Manitoba recommends farmers adopt a multi-pronged approach for reducing potential yield and quality losses in cereal crops resulting from fusarium...
27 May 2011
Devastating Weed Attacks Crops in Syria and Iraq
SYRIA - FAO is stepping in to assist farmers in Iraq and Syria battle with silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium), an invasive alien weed that sucks nutrients from the soil and starves...
12 May 2011
Black Cutworm Moths Hit Indiana Hard
US - Black cutworm moth presence has never been greater in Indiana, said Christian Krupke, Purdue Extension entomologist....
New Technology Reduces Herbicides by 90 Per Cent
GLOBAL - Every year farmers use large quantities of pesticides to control weeds, insects and diseases in their crops. ...
10 May 2011
Seed Mixtures to be Norm in Corn Belt?
US - As the use of biotechnology increases and more companies move forward with the US Environmental Protection Agency's approval to begin full-scale commercialization of seed mixtures in transgenic...
04 May 2011
Early Preplant Time – Opportunity Lost
Weeds are well underway for another year of reduced crop yields, writes Micheal Owen, Iowa State University Department of Agronomy. ...
03 May 2011
Dow Registers First Component of Enlistâ„¢ System
US — Dow AgroSciences LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accepted the company's submission for a new...
02 May 2011
Combating Resistance in Oilseed Rape
EU - In many parts of Europe, pollen beetles have become resistant to pyrethroid insecticides. ...
27 April 2011
Herbicide Residuals Affect Row Crops After Wheat
US - Before planting a row crop after failed wheat, producers should make sure there will be no harmful herbicide residuals from treatments made to the wheat crop, said Dallas Peterson, K-State...
25 April 2011
Leatherjackets Bring Risk to Barley and Sugar Beets
UK & SCOTLAND - The focus for Pestwatch moves from wheat bulb fly to leatherjackets and starts with a warning of variable risk of this pest in different parts of the country plus advice to assess...
Neglecting to Scout for Wireworms Is Mistake
US - Large infestations of wireworms in two separate Massac County fields have been reported this spring, said University of Illinois Extension entomologist Mike Gray....
22 April 2011
Intense Captures of Black Cutworm Moths Reported
US - Don't be lulled into complacency when using transgenic hybrids this season and assume complete protection against intense populations of black cutworm, said University of Illinois Extension...
15 April 2011
Proven Practices for Increasing Yields and Profits
US - The record high corn yields achieved by many farmers in recent years have generated considerable interest in what can be done to sustain and push yields even higher, writes Peter Thomison...
Lack of Crop Protection Brands Affects Oilseed Crops
CANADA - An oilseeds specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives says limited availability of crop protection products, disease limitations and weed concerns are among the...
14 April 2011
10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Sprayer
US - Spraying season is just around the corner, writes Erdal Ozkan, professor at The Ohio State University. ...
Book Addresses Changing Climate's Influence on Weeds
US - A Purdue University scientist's new book explores the interaction between a changing climate and weeds and the steps that might be needed to address new weed problems. ...
13 April 2011
US Should Expect Stormy, Cooler Planting Season
US - Farmers should avoid rushing into their fields but rather wait for the right conditions as the planting season begins amid forecasts of a stormy and cooler-than-normal spring, a Purdue Extension...
11 April 2011
Revisiting the Realm of Residuals
US - Recent changes in weed spectrums and an increasing frequency of weed populations resistant to glyphosate have heralded a shift back to the use of soil-residual herbicides, especially in...
08 April 2011
Aphids in Southern US Wheat
There are several different species of aphids that can be found infesting wheat in the southern US, writes Glenn Studebaker with the University of Arkansas. ...
30 March 2011
Poncho/VOTiVO Receives EPA Registration for Cotton
US - Poncho®/VOTiVO® seed treatment from Bayer CropScience has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on cotton. ...
Ants, Termites Boost Dryland Wheat Yields
AUSTRALIA - Ants and termites have a significant positive impact on crop yields in dryland agriculture, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Communications by scientists...
28 March 2011
Managing Cotton Nematodes Without Temik
US - Although cotton producers thought that they'd have until 2014 to come to grips with life without Temik, the March 18th announcement by Bayer CropScience to decommission production of methyl...
25 March 2011
Lack of New Herbicide AIs Pose Challenges
US - No new herbicide active ingredients are currently available for the 2011 growing season, and University of Illinois Extension weed specialist Aaron Hager expects this "drought" of no commercialization...
24 March 2011
OSU: Western Bean Cutworm Myth #1
Andy Michel and Ron Hammond with The Ohio State University explore Western Bean Cutworm Myth #1. ...
23 March 2011
Correct Nutrient Deficiencies with Sprays
UK - Early fungicide timings are the ideal opportunity to correct nutrient deficiencies in oilseed rape and wheat crops, according to our Crop Watch agronomists. ...
21 March 2011
Conference Features Crop Protection Trends, Issues
UK - Forecasting trends and planning for some major challenges in the future were key messages for delegates to take home from the recent ‘Crop Protection in Southern Britain' conference....
17 March 2011
First Five-Gene Trait Stack by Dow Approved in Brazil
The newest and most effective technology for corn insect control will soon be available to Brazilian corn growers. ...
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