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EPA registers low-use-rate insecticide from FMC

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Vantacor insect control from FMC Corp. for use on an array of crops including soybeans, corn, cotton, peanuts, potatoes, sweet corn, sugarcane and onions. Vantacor is a highly concentrated formulation of Rynaxypyr branded active, which offers long residual control of Lepidopteran pests. The actual active ingredient is chlorantraniliprole, an Insect Resistance Action Committee ... Read More »

Earworms/acre from corn (or why W. Texas had fewer bollworms this year)

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• By Pat Porter • Dr. Suhas Vyavhare and I are conducting a very detailed experiment this year on some aspects of Bt corn. Part of the experiment involves putting 120 emergence cages on the ground under corn after corn earworm larvae (cotton bollworms) have left the corn ears and entered the soil for pupation. This lets us determine the ... Read More »

Stored grain insect control starts with bin sanitation

corn harvest

• By Glenn Studebaker • Corn harvest is underway, and some growers will be storing their grain on farm in bins for an extended period of time. Stored grain pests can cause significant losses if left unchecked. There is an entire complex of insects that can infest grain stored in bins. There are several weevils and other beetles as well ... Read More »

UGA Southeast REC hosts annual field day online Aug. 12

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University of Georgia faculty will share the latest research on cotton, soybeans, corn and other southeast Georgia crops during the annual Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center Field Day held online Aug. 12. Research and Extension faculty will present current research conducted at the Midville facility to include agronomic, pest and disease management of row crops as well as plant ... Read More »

UArk publishes inaugural ‘Corn and Sorghum Research Studies’

corn and sorghum studies

The University of Arkansas Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station recently published its inaugural edition of “Corn and Sorghum Research Studies.” Edited by Victor Ford, Jason Kelley and Nathan McKinney II, the 100-plus-page report includes research results on all topics pertaining to corn and grain sorghum production including disease management, environmental/sustainability, irrigation, post-harvest drying, soil fertility, weed control, and research verification program ... Read More »

Virginia, North Carolina change stink bug thresholds for corn

brown stink bug

• By Dominic Reisig • The threshold for stink bugs in corn is changing based on recent research conducted in both North Carolina and Virginia. These studies indicated that, while seedling thresholds were effective, there was evidence that the pre-tasseling and early reproductive stages threshold should be lowered. We also shortened the period that stink bugs needed to be controlled ... Read More »

Scout seedling corn for stink bugs

stink bugs in corn

• By Dominic Reisig • A lot of folks have noticed more stink bugs than normal for this time of year. The most common question is what does that mean for the rest of the season? Unfortunately, I can’t answer that question because stink bugs we see now are the overwintering generation that will reproduce in May. This generation developed ... Read More »

EPA registers FMC insecticide premix

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Elevest insecticide from FMC Corp. for use on several crops, including cotton, soybeans, sweet corn, peanut and potatoes. The product is a premix of the full rate of Rynaxypyr — the brand name for chlorantraniliprole — and a full rate of the pyrethroid, bifenthrin. Together, they offer growers fast knockdown as well as ... Read More »

Hot off the press: Arkansas’ MP weed, insect and disease guides

arkansas MP guides

The 2020 versions of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture publications on managing insects, weeds and plant diseases are now available online, through Cooperative Extension Service offices across the state, and, in one case, as a mobile-friendly website. MP44, “Recommended Chemicals for Weed and Brush Control”; MP144, “Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas”; and MP154, the “Arkansas Plant Disease Control ... Read More »

Dec. 2-4 Mississippi Row Crop Short Course offers myriad of topics

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Nearly 500 people have already pre-registered for the 2019 Row Crop Short Course. The program, complete with CCA credits, can be downloaded by clicking here. The 2019 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center in Starkville, Mississippi, from Dec. 2-4. Registration is free of charge until Wednesday, Nov. 27. After Nov. 27, including at ... Read More »