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15 March 2011
Bayer to Offer Chemtura Seed Treatments in China
CHINA - Bayer CropScience will be the exclusive distributor of Chemtura AgroSolutions seed treatment products in China and will incorporate the marketing of these products into the Bayer CropScience...
11 March 2011
Prepare for Good Pesticide Recordkeeping
US - It's in the air - spring and the flurry of agricultural activity that accompanies it is at hand. Now is a good time to plan for the application of herbicides, fungicides or insecticides. ...
09 March 2011
Ways to Combat Herbicide Resistance
US - Herbicide resistance in weed species to glyphosphate herbicide, more commonly referred to as Roundup, is a growing concern across the country, writes Mark Watson, a Texas Panhandle No-till...
08 March 2011
Copa-Cogeca Calls for New Pest Controls for Rice
EU - European farmers' organisation Copa-Cogeca has called for long-term solutions to urgently address the lack of plant protection products available on the EU rice market, warning harvests...
03 March 2011
On-Line Crop Protection Guide Makes Updates Easier
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba says the development of a new on-line crop protection guide for Manitoba vegetable growers will ensure they have access to the most up-to-date...
01 March 2011
Consultation on Pesticides Charges and Enforcement
UK - A consultation on pesticides enforcement regulations and fees associated with protecting people and the environment from pesticides use has been launched in the UK. ...
Winter Not Likely to Slow Corn Pests
US - Corn farmers who might have hoped that a new insect threat would be slowed by this winter's frigid temperatures could be disappointed, says a Purdue University Extension entomologist. ...
28 February 2011
Field Guide Helps Growers Identify Crop Issues
US - Purdue Extension's 2011 Corn and Soybean Field Guide, a pocket-sized reference guide that allows farmers to quickly analyze troubled areas in their fields, is now available. ...
25 February 2011
Organic Farmers Active in Crop Development
CANADA - A research technician with the University of Manitoba says farmers around the world are playing a larger role in the development of crops that are well-suited for their particular regions...
In-field Reference to Identify Crop Problems
US - Purdue Extension's 2011 Corn and Soybean Field Guide, a pocket-sized reference guide that allows farmers to quickly analyse troubled areas in their fields, is now available. ...
23 February 2011
Monsanto Acquires Ag Tech Leader Divergence, Inc.
US - Monsanto Company announced that it has acquired Divergence, Inc., a privately-held St. Louis-based biotechnology research and development company. ...
Key to Aphid Invasion Success Found
UK - Aphids are some of the most destructive insect pests of crop plants, not only through the damage they cause from feeding but also through transmitting a variety of economically important...
Weed Competition and Organic Wheat Varieties
CANADA - A research technician with the University of Manitoba says ability to compete with weeds is the most important consideration when selecting wheat varieties to grow in organic cropping...
21 February 2011
Biopesticide Investment Increases 31 Per Cent in 2010
CHINA - The investment in the Chinese pesticide sector from Jan. to Oct. 2010 totaled 20.46 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 29 per cent or 4.2 percentage points, reports the farmer.com.cn....
17 February 2011
Get Soybean, Corn Crops Off to a Good Start In 2011
US - Corn and soybean farmers looking to get their crops off to the best start possible in 2011 are advised to book their seed with Acceleron® seed treatment products. ...
14 February 2011
La Nina Causes Pest Outbreaks in Australia
AUSTRALIA - The recent floods brought about by the La Nina weather pattern have created headaches for farmers battling insect pests. according to the Queensalnd Government. ...
11 February 2011
North Dakota Cover Cropping Strategies in Manitoba
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba is hoping to apply some of the cover crop strategies being used in North Dakota to farms in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 February 2011
Research: Predicting Reduced Atrazine Effectiveness
US - Invasive broadleaf weeds can destroy corn crops and fallow fields, and one tool growers have to protect their crops is atrazine. ...
28 January 2011
Waterhemp is First to Evolve HPPD Resistance
US - Waterhemp has done it again. University of Illinois researchers just published an article in Pest Management Science confirming that waterhemp is the first weed to evolve resistance to HPPD-inhibiting...
27 January 2011
Control for Superweeds Is Coming
US - They pop up in farm fields across 22 states, and they've been called the single largest threat to production agriculture that farmers have ever seen. ...
26 January 2011
Purdue Workshops Address Wheat Issues
US - As farmers wait for their winter wheat crops to awaken from a seasonal slumber, Purdue Extension is equipping them with knowledge to meet potential management challenges. ...
25 January 2011
Why IPM in Field Crops is Important
US - Every so often we think it is important to remind growers about IPM, or Integrated Pest Management, and what it can do for growers, writes Ron Hammond and Andy Michel, both entomologists...
06 January 2011
Put Soybean Aphid Scouting on 2011 To-Do List
US - Results of fall scouting of soybean aphid indicate that soybean growers may face some level of soybean aphid populations next summer. ...
Armyworm Swarms Target Maize in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - Large swarms of armyworms invaded farms earlier in the week in northern and eastern Zimbabwe which are the main cropping areas, agriculture officials said....
04 January 2011
New Barley Pest Wreaks Havoc In South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - False armyworm (Leucania loreyi) has never before been discovered on barley and wheat in South Africa. ...
03 January 2011
2010 Corn Pest Review
This past year was probably the worst we have seen for corn earworm (CEW) in recent memory, according to Mike Roegge, University of Illinois. ...
23 December 2010
American Vanguard Buys Corn Insecticide from Bayer
US - Amvac Chemical Corp, a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corp, has completed the acquisition of a global product line relating to the active ingredient Tebupirimfos (sold in the United States...
21 December 2010
Soybean Aphids Remain Threat for Growers
US - While 2010 was not a significant year for aphid infestation, that doesn't mean growers can or should ignore this yield-robbing pest in 2011, say experts from Pioneer Hi-Bred. ...
17 December 2010
Reducing the Impact of Insects in Next Year’s Crops
South Australian and Western Victorian grain growers are being encouraged to take measures over the coming months to reduce the impact of insect pests in next year's crops, according to the grdc.com.au....
16 December 2010
UK Pesticide Safety Held Up as Among Highest in Europe
UK - The Crop Protection Association (CPA) has welcomed the Government's confirmation that UK pesticides safety standards are already among the highest in Europe. ...
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