insecticide

FMC: Confronting corn rootworm takes multi-point strategy

· August 29, 2018

For farmers who grow continuous corn, corn rootworm is a pest that growers must deal with on an annual basis. And over the decades, growers have learned you can’t really rely on one single tactic. “We had the insecticides we developed in the 70s and 80s that were very effective, but we learned over time […]

Syngenta releases new granular corn insecticide for #Plant19

· August 23, 2018

Syngenta has received EPA approval for Force 6.5G, a high-load granular corn insecticide for control of corn rootworm, and will be rolling out the product for the 2019 growing season. “We’re launching Force 6.5G to meet the changing needs of growers,” said Meade McDonald, product lead for insecticides at Syngenta. “This higher-load formulation goes farther […]

Syngenta expert releases 2018 pest watch list

· July 11, 2018

What insects should growers be worried about creeping into their crops this growing season? One Syngenta expert has been studying trends and recommends growers keep their eyes out for these insects on his 2018 pest watch list. Meade McDonald, Syngenta insecticide product lead, has spent most of his 23-year career in agriculture seeing the damage […]

SDSU: Take care taking off clothes after insecticide application

· April 9, 2018

To prevent accidental insecticide exposure, applicators need to take appropriate, precautionary steps when it comes to the care of their clothing following application. “Exposure to insecticides can pose a serious health threat to the individuals working with insecticides along with their families, as families can be exposed to insecticides when contaminated work clothes are laundered […]

BASF expands insecticide portfolio with three new products

· March 16, 2018

According to the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee, insecticide resistance in the United States contributes to $40 million in grower spending costs to cover the payment of additional treatments or alternative controls. That’s one of the main reasons BASF has invested so heavily in their insecticide pipeline. At this year’s Commodity Classic, BASF announced the company […]

Syngenta Agrisure stood up to western bean cutworm in 2017

· December 15, 2017

In 2017 destructive pests like western bean cutworm continued to pose threats to growers, damaging corn fields across the Corn Belt and leaving crops susceptible to contamination from molds and mycotoxins like aflatoxin or fumonisins. Luckily for growers using the Agrisure traits portfolio from Syngenta, they had strong control over the pests. “The Agrisure traits […]

FMC offers new option for corn rootworm beetle control

· December 1, 2017

Post-harvest is a great time to review, specifically your corn rootworm control plan. Was your 2017 strategy a win-win or a complete fail? We had the opportunity to catch up with Tom Koranek, Great Plains Business Manager, FMC, on a new product the company is registering for corn rootworm control,  Steward EC. Koraneck said the […]

Syngenta releases liquid corn insecticide 2.0: Force Evo

· August 22, 2017

Syngenta has upgraded their liquid corn insecticide product. Now registered by the Environmental Protection Agency, Force Evo will replace Force CS, starting in the 2018 growing season. “Force CS was a very effective insecticide for control of corn rootworm (CRW) and other early-season pests, but its liquid formulation had some challenges with handling and application,” […]

New Syngeta insecticide aims at broad range of sucking pests

· February 22, 2017

Syngenta’s Minecto Pro insecticide has received EPA registration and approval for use in specialty and vegetable crops to control lepidopteran pests as well as sucking/rasping/chewing pests like mites, whiteflies, psyllids, thrips, and Colorado potato beetles. “Minecto Pro is a new foliar insecticide that answers the industry’s request for a broad spectrum solution with long-lasting residual […]

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