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

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, Audio, Fungicides, Growmark, Insect Control, Insecticide

Monsanto Celebrates 20 Years of Bollgard Cotton

Kelly Marshall

Keylon Ghoston is Monsanto‘s Cotton Product Manager and 2016 marks 20 years of the company’s Bollgard Cotton brand. To honor this anniversary Ghoston attended the recent Mid-South Farm & Gin Show and spoke with AgWired about the history and the future of this product. Bollgard came along at just the right time in 1996. The previous year growers all along …

Agribusiness, Cotton, Insecticide, Monsanto

EPA Moves to Cancel Flubendiamide

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week issued a notice of intent to cancel all flubendiamide products “that pose a risk to aquatic invertebrates that are important to the health of aquatic environments.” Flubendiamide is an insecticide marketed commercially by Bayer under the trade name Belt, and also by Nichino America as Tourismo and Vetica. Both companies rejected a recent …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, environment, EPA, Insecticide

FMC Offers Solutions for Southern Growers

Lizzy Schultz

The FMC team was on hand at the 2016 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, using the event as an opportunity to meet with Southern growers and discuss the multitude of crop protection solutions offered to them through the FMC portfolio. Rusty Mitchell, Technical Support Specialist for FMC, sat down for an interview on the latest additions to the company’s diverse …

Ag Group, Audio, Crop Protection, Farm & Gin Show, FMC, Herbicides, Insecticide

Ethos XB Offers Convenience and Protection

Lizzy Schultz

While FMC has always been close to Southern growers, offering exceptional base brands like Mustang Maxx, Hero, and Command 3ME, the company’s portfolio has recently evolved to even better suit Southern corn and soybean growers. One of the company’s latest additions is Ethos XB, a fertilizer-ready insecticide and fungicide that aims to protect young seedlings in a complete crop protection …

Ag Group, Corn, Crop Protection, Farm & Gin Show, FMC, Herbicides, Insecticide

FMC 3RIVE 3D Earns Award At #NFMS16

Taylor Truckey

A recipient of a 2016 FINovation award from Farm Industry News, the FMC 3RIVE 3D™ application system was given the award during the National Farm Machinery Show this week. “This is the marriage of application technology and formulation technology that allows growers to plant as many as 500 acres on a single fill,” said FMC portfolio manager Rick Ekins of …

Audio, Equipment, FMC, Insecticide

Bayer Rejects EPA Request to Halt Belt® Sales

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer is rejecting a request by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide insecticide, marketed as Belt® in the United States, and instead will seek a review of the product’s registration through an administrative law hearing. According to a company release, Bayer believes EPA is exaggerating the environmental risk of the product and “would deny …

Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, Insecticide