Good News for Bees from Bayer

Cindy Zimmerman

It may have buzzed right past you, but August 16 was National Honey Bee Day and there’s some sweet news about the health of our busy pollinator friends, according to Bayer CropScience. Despite concerns about bee losses, two recent studies show that after the recent long winter, hives in Europe and Canada are actually stronger than in previous years and …

Online Insect Forecast Tool Monitors Pests

Jamie Johansen

Last year, growers across the Midwest utilized the innovative insect forecast tool at insectforecast.com to help predict migration patterns of corn earworm, western bean cutworm and corn rootworms. This year, users additionally will be able to monitor soybean aphids, a pest that can significantly damage a crop and reduce yield if not dealt with effectively. “Now insectforecast.com is the single-stop …

Marrone Bio Innovations Launches VENERATE

Jamie Johansen

VENERATE™ Bioinsecticide is a new tool to help growers control crop-damaging insect pests, fight the development of insect resistance, and reduce pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables. Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced the product is now available in time for the 2014 growing season. This new broad-spectrum bioinsecticide is active against a wide array of chewing and sucking insects and …

Innvictis Launch of EndurX Technology Platform

Jamie Johansen

Innvictis Crop Care, LLC, announces the launch of EndurX Technology Platform. Developed and tested in 2012 and 2013, Innvictis will be launching its first product containing EndurX in 2014. EndurX was developed to improve the performance of key insecticide technologies. EndurX Technology is a patented technology platform that improves the activity and performance of contact pesticides. Endurx is premixed with …

Innvictis Crop Care Introduces New Insecticide System

Jamie Johansen

Innvictis Crop Care, LLC announces the launch of NIRVANA in time for the 2014 growing season. NIRVANA is a patented formulation catalyst that allows the use of standard EC formulated insecticides to be mixed with liquid fertilizers for use at planting to protect against soil insects. “This has been an incredibly difficult nut to crack,” says Greg McManic, Director of …