California approves BASF’s Nealta Miticide

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, BASF, Insect Control

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 … Read More

Valent Now Offers MGK Insect Control Products

John DavisAgribusiness, Insect Control

Valent U.S.A. is now the exclusive provider of the MGK crop protection line of insect control products within the United States. This company news release says Valent now manages the marketing and sales of MGK’s insect control products PyGanic®, Azera®, Veteran D®, Tersus™ and EverGreen® 60-6. “By adding MGK’s line of quality insect control products to our own rapidly expanding … Read More


Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Equipment, FMC, Insect Control, Insecticide, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Video

You may remember us telling you about FMC’s 3RIVE 3D™ back in November at the NAFB convention. Here at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show we got to learn a lot more about this revolutionary system that integrates formulation technology, application technology and active ingredients to increase net planting speed, in-furrow protection and early season success. FMC’s Matt Hancock says … Read More

Improving Plant Health Through Nutritional Balance

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Crop Health Labs, Fruit, Insect Control, Vegetables

Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) is a plant nutrition consulting company that works with fruit and vegetable growers from across the country. They have become known for helping farmers grow crops that are completely resistant to diseases and insects using nutrition and enhancing plant immunity through nutritional balance. During Crop Health Laboratories’ Power Growers Seminar I spoke with founder and CEO … Read More

USDA Finds Green Method to Control Stink Bugs

John DavisInsect Control, Research, USDA

Federal researchers have found a green way to control stink bugs. This article from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says an entomologist in Georgia figured out that certain plants could keep out stink bugs that attack crops in the southeastern United States, without using insecticides that could kill the good bugs. Many farmers in Georgia plant corn each spring, … Read More

New Study Shows Value of Neonics

John DavisAgribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Insect Control, Insecticide, Pesticides, Syngenta

A new study shows just how valuable neonicotinoid insecticides are for farmers in North America. The research, commissioned by Bayer CropScience, Syngenta, Valent U.S.A. Corporation and others under the umbrella coalition called Growing Matters, documents the value of neonicotinoids to agriculture as well as residential and urban landscapes, and the significant implications if these products were no longer available. The … Read More

Seed Treatment at Bayer CropScience

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Fungicides, Insect Control, Insecticide, seed

Ethan Luth is product manager for seed treatment products and works specifically on insecticides that are used on corn, soybeans, cotton or cereal crops. During last week’s Farm Progress Show, Bayer CropScience invited us to chat with them about some of their products during a media event held in their giant air-conditioned tent. “Poncho/Votivo is a product that has been … Read More

Online Insect Forecast Tool Monitors Pests

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Corn, Insect Control, Insecticide, Monsanto, Soybeans

Last year, growers across the Midwest utilized the innovative insect forecast tool at 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 is the single-stop … Read More

Capture LFR Promotion Equipment Voucher

Talia GoesAgribusiness, FMC, Insect Control

Because in-the-bag seed protection only works when pests take a bite, season-long damage is done before target insects are controlled. This season, corn growers can take a proactive approach to maximizing germination and save $5,000 on startup costs when they create a zone of protection with Capture® LFR® insecticide by FMC Agricultural Solutions. Growers can sign up at to … Read More

New Web Tool for Identifying Insects In Stored Grain

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Insect Control

With over 50 species of insects recognized as pests of stored grain in Canada, how can you quickly identify a given insect? You can now use the Canadian Grain Commission’s insect keys, available at “Our insect keys are an effective, easy to use tool for insect identification. Once you know the insect you’re dealing with, you can make the … Read More