OHP Signs Agreement with Vestaron

Kelly Marshall

OHP, Inc. a leading marketer of crop protection solutions for the production ornamentals market, is partnering with Vestaron Corp. of Kalamazoo, MI to market a greenhouse bioinsecticide. Spear O provides control of thrips, whiteflies and spider mites that plague greenhouse ornamental growers. It is a toxin-derived bioinsecticide that controls pests without harming honeybees, fish, birds, humans or other mammals and …

Agribusiness, Insect Control

Syngenta Agrisure Viptera Demonstrates Control of Pests

Kelly Marshall

Agrisure Viptera traits offered growers effective control of above-ground pests, says Syngenta. In 2016 the products protected better against western bean cutworm and corn earworm in side by side, competitive tests. “Growers face tough decisions when selecting hybrids and trait technologies,” said Iris Tzafrir, commercial traits product lead, Syngenta. “Growers concerned about input costs may consider hybrids with little to no …

Insect Control, Insecticide, Syngenta

Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan Unveiled

Kelly Marshall

The Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan has been released at www.ProtectIowaCrops.org, thanks to the collaboration of a broad cross-section of the Iowa agriculture industry. The plan offers farmers information about technology and tools like pesticides, seed treatments and biotech products and native traits to provide holistic, integrated management solutions for insects, weeds and disease. “This plan brought together a broad …

Ag Group, Insect Control, Pesticides, Weed control

Bayer Meeting Potato Growers Needs at #PotatoExpo

Kelly Marshall

Bayer brought Velum Prime plus Movento to this year’s Potato Expo in a very timely manner. Growers are facing more challenges this year than last in regards to nematode pressure, reports Nevada Smith, Marketing Manger for the Western Region. Adding Movento to Velum Prime increases yield, improves root health and offers a better return on investment, but it also has …

Bayer CropScience, Insect Control, Potato

AL Extension Warns About Soybean Loopers

Kelly Marshall

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologists are warning growers about the soybean looper, a serious pest that whose numbers are higher than average this year. Scouting efforts show infestations are worst in south and central Alabama, as the moths grow rapidly along the Gulf Coast.  Extension entomologists Dr. Ron Smith and Dr. Tim Reed encourage farmers to scout their soybean …

Insect Control, Soybeans

Boll Weevil Hideouts Spotted by Aerial Survey

Kelly Marshall

Scientists for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in College Station, Texas have developed a new technique to discover boll weevil hideouts. Growers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley typically mow cotton plants after harvest and may spray with herbicide to prevent boll weevils from living in the regrowth.  Mother Nature fights against this management plan, however, with subtropical, heavy …

Aerial Imagery, Cotton, Insect Control, Research

GROWMARK Offers Pest Guidance After Mild Winter

Kelly Marshall

While many people enjoyed this year’s mild winters, farmers struggled to enjoy the balmy break from freezing temperatures.  Instead growers have been more concerned with the affect the temperature will have had on insect pressure.  AgWired spoke with Tim Laatsch of GROWMARK to learn more about what could be in store this growing season. First, Laatsch points out, there are …

Agribusiness, Fungicides, Growmark, Insect Control, Insecticide

NipsIt SUITE Offers Solution to Disease and Pests

Kelly Marshall

When choosing which seed protectant to use Northern Plains wheat growers consider two questions.  What will keep my seed safe from seedling diseases and insects and what is easiest to use on my farm? Valent U.S.A. Corporation hopes to help answer these questions with a new video explaining the NipsIt SUITE Cereals program. Acting as both a contact and super-systemic …

Agribusiness, Insect Control, Insecticide, seed, wheat

Next Generation Corn from Dupont Pioneer

Kelly Marshall

A new line of corn is being released by DuPont Pioneer.  The newly branded, Pioneer brand Qrome will be available to stewarded on-farm trials for 2016.  DP 4114 is equipped with proven insect protection, strong agronomics, and high-yeilding capabilities. It includes Bt proteins from Herculex 1 and Herculex RW traits and is compatible with Pioneer brand corn germplasm from many …

Agribusiness, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, Insect Control

California approves BASF’s Nealta Miticide

Kelly Marshall

BASF‘s latest product, Nealta® miticide, has received registration for use in California. The product has been shown to control spider mites in all life stages through a unique mode of action. It is labeled for use on tree nut (including almonds and pistachios), grape, strawberry, citrus, tomato, apple and pear crops. “Mites infest California crops each year, causing growers to …

Agribusiness, BASF, Insect Control