Category Archives: Field Crop IPM

Genetic discovery another tool in battle against wheat pests

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife Greenbug and Hessian fly infestations can significantly reduce wheat yield and quality in Texas and worldwide. Breeding for resistance to these two pests using marker-assisted selection … Continue reading

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Conference on cover crops and soil health

Pre-registration is ending next week for the Second National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, being held Dec. 7-8 in Indianapolis, IN.  The pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 7.  After November 7th, the conference registration price goes from $150 to $200 for ag professionals (including university, agency, … Continue reading

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EPA and States’ Collective Efforts Lead to Regulatory Action on Dicamba

EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. New … Continue reading

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Corn growers and environmental advocate find ways to work together

Corn growers and environmental advocate find ways to work together From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In Delta Farm Press The idea that the National Corn Growers Association would fall in line with the Environmental Defense Fund views seems … Continue reading

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Webinar: Estimating Pesticide Risk to Improve Product Selection and IPM Program Evaluation

Pesticides are invaluable tools for food and fiber production, and undergo careful evaluation prior to registration and commercial availability. Post-registration risks remain, and can be managed through informed product selection, and use-specific mitigation measures. The Pesticide Risk Tool (PRT) is … Continue reading

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Research finds that intercropping improves weed and insect control

Research finds that intercropping improves weed and insect control From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In Southwest Farm Press Sometimes looking to the past for answers pays off. Lower input costs and better crop protection seem to be the … Continue reading

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Cover Crops Boost Yields and Weed Control, National Farmer Survey Says

Following the use of cover crops, farmers reported increased yields of corn, soybeans and wheat, and improved control of herbicide-resistant weeds, according to a nationwide survey. In addition, the survey of 2,012 farmers showed acreage planted in cover crops has … Continue reading

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EPA Guidance on Managing Pesticide Resistance announced

EPA has released two Pesticide Registration Notices (PRNs) aimed at combating pesticide resistance. • PRN 2017-1, “Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Pesticide Resistance Management Labeling” offers general guidance on resistance management labeling for all conventional agricultural insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. … Continue reading

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Researching What Could be Tomorrow’s Problem Corn Ear Pest

Débora Montezano-UNL Graduate Research Assistant Thomas Hunt – Extension Entomologist Julie Peterson – Extension Entomologist José Paulo F. Bentivenha-Post Doctoral Student at the University of Sao Paulo Nebraska-Brazil Collaboration Studies New and Old Corn Insect Pests US farmers may not … Continue reading

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Video about Bt crops, resistance and management released

The link to the full-length video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJtaDeaOp0I&feature=youtu.be Link to a shorter version for Twitter/Facebook etc., is here: https://twitter.com/PurdueExtension This link will allow anyone to download the shorter video for Twitter and other social media needs: https://filelocker.purdue.edu/public_download?shareId=b98970515e37e29b1e603f8f2fbfe9ec The goal … Continue reading

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