Bayer Reviewing Belt® Insecticide Decision

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Bayer CropScience, EPA, Insecticide

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 … Read More

Existing Stocks of Bayer Belt® Approved for Sale

Cindy ZimmermanBayer CropScience, EPA, Government, Insecticide

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 … Read More

FMC Expands Corn Division

Kelly MarshallAg Media Summit, Agribusiness, FMC, Fungicides, Herbicides, Insecticide

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 … Read More

New Traits Offer Better Resistance to Curly Top Virus

Kelly MarshallInsecticide, Sugarbeets, USDA

The USDA has developed a new breeding line for sugar beet germ plasm.  The result could be a new variety of sugar crop that can stand up to the sugar beet curly top virus. The disease is cased by small insects known as “beet leafhoppers” transferring a virus that results in yellow, curled leaves.  Outbreaks of the disease can reduce … Read More

GROWMARK Offers Pest Guidance After Mild Winter

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Audio, Fungicides, Growmark, Insect Control, Insecticide

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 … Read More

Monsanto Celebrates 20 Years of Bollgard Cotton

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Cotton, Insecticide, Monsanto

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 … Read More

EPA Moves to Cancel Flubendiamide

Cindy ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, environment, EPA, Insecticide

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 … Read More

FMC Offers Solutions for Southern Growers

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

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 … Read More

Ethos XB Offers Convenience and Protection

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

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 … Read More

FMC 3RIVE 3D Earns Award At #NFMS16

Taylor TruckeyAudio, Equipment, FMC, Insecticide

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 … Read More