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Managing insects in corn

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Corn producers know that corn is most vulnerable to insects pressures within the first four weeks. For that reason, pre-plant herbicide burndown applications and other integrated pest management practices are key to a successful crop. Seed treatments are important Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Katelyn Kesheimer said seed treatments are a great option for producers to give corn seeds an ... Read More »

EPA registers new fungicidal seed treatment

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The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Vayantis fungicide seed treatment from Syngenta for use on corn and soybeans. It contains the active ingredient picarbutrazox, a completely new active ingredient that targets key blight and damping-off diseases, such as Pythium and Phytophthora, according to a company news release. Picarbutrazox belongs to the tetrazolyloximes chemical group of fungicides and its mode of ... Read More »

28 States Register Nufarm’s Nematicidal Seed Treatment

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Nufarm Americas Inc. has gained approval in 28 states for its new seed-applied nematicide, Trunemco, for use in soybeans, corn and cotton. This follows Environmental Protection Agency registration in May. States in which it is now registered include Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. For the latest in state registrations, visit Nufarm. It expected to be available ... Read More »

EPA Cancels 12 Neonicotinoids

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Effective May 20, the Environmental Protection Agency has cancelled registrations of 12 neonicotinoid insecticides based on voluntary requests from product registrants, according to a May 20 Federal Register notice. Under a December 2018 settlement agreement linked to an Endangered Species Act challenge by environmental groups, the companies voluntarily agreed to cancel 12 of 59 products that contain the active ingredients chlothianidin ... Read More »