Growers Urged to Comment on Pyrethroids

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers at the National Farm Machinery Show are being encouraged to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to protect widely used class of insecticide being targeted under a routine regulatory review. Pyrethroids are used to control insects in 120 different crops, as well as turf, lawns and gardens. But an EPA assessment released at the end of last year …

Audio, EPA, FMC, Insecticide, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

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

Peer Review Study Finds Insecticides Are Low Risk

Kelly Marshall

A new risk assessment published in a peer-reviewed journal has found use of registered neonicotinoid imidacloprid in the United States is of low risk for sensitive aquatic invertebrates, or the wildlife that depend on them for their diet. This product is one of the most commonly used insecticides because it offers effective and safe control of pests. Because aquatic invertebrates …

Insecticide, Research, Safety

FMC Chats with Farm Broadcasters

Kelly Marshall

FMC Corporation was once again a major sponsor at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention this year. The annual event held in KC brings in farm broadcasters from around the country and one of the major parts of it is a trade show with over 100 industry partners who are interviewed by the reparters about what’s new in agriculture. …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Fungicides, Insecticide, NAFB

Bayer Expects Registration for New Nematicide

Kelly Marshall

Bayer is wrapping up the registration process for California registration of Velum One, a nematicide with fungicidal activity.  The product is anticipated for use on almonds, tomatoes, strawberries, brassicas and cucurbits by the 2017 growing season.  It will help growers manage a wide spectrum of nematodes. “During trials, early season application has been shown to protect root heath and get …

Agribusiness, Insecticide

Ag Industry Meets with EPA On Pests and Weeds

Kelly Marshall

Last week the EPA met with members of the agriculture industry to discuss the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and its impact on the environment. The EPA is responsible for regulating the distribution, sale and use of pesticides under FIFRA. The organization will not allow the distribution or sale of a pesticide until it verifies that its use …

Ag Group, ASA, EPA, Herbicides, Insecticide

Valent Features Solutions at the #FarmProgressShow

Kelly Marshall

Dawn Refsell is a field development manager for Valent.  At the 2016 Farm Progress Show she took time to talk to Chuck Zimmerman about whats happening in the world of crop protection. Valent is focused on a few new programs, Refsell explains.  One of those is seed treatments.  Their INTEGO SUITE soybean seed protectant launched just last year and is …

Agribusiness, Audio, Herbicides, Insecticide, Pesticides, seed

Bayer Reviewing Belt® Insecticide Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Earlier this month, an appeals board for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) upheld the agency’s decision to cancel registration for Bayer’s insecticide flubendiamide, marketed in the U.S. as Belt®, while still existing stocks to be sold by retailers or used by growers, but Bayer is continuing to evaluate its options going forward. “We’re currently going through due diligence and vetting …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, EPA, Insecticide

Existing Stocks of Bayer Belt® Approved for Sale

Cindy Zimmerman

An appeals board for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has upheld the decision to cancel registration for Bayer’s insecticide flubendiamide, marketed in the U.S. as Belt®, but retailers are being permitted to sell existing stocks to growers. While Bayer intends to comply with the order, it will fully review the EAB’s decision and evaluate its options going forward. “Bayer maintains …

Bayer CropScience, EPA, Government, Insecticide

FMC Expands Corn Division

Kelly Marshall

Perhaps when you think of FMC you think of soybeans- but that is changing, says Chris Reat, Corn Product Manger.  At the recent Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri Reat told AgWired they’re expanding their corn sector with a full range of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. When asked about corn crops for this year Reat’s advice was not to …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, FMC, Fungicides, Herbicides, Insecticide