Category Archives: Insects

Comment on Proposed New Label for Transform Insecticide

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

I recently forwarded information about commenting on the Section 18 request that would allow the use of Transform WG insecticide for control of plant bugs in cotton. Now, the EPA has opened a 30-day comment period for the new Transform label under consideration. There are several important components of the new label. Most importantly, it excludes any use on cotton. The proposed label and any comments you would like to make can be made until June 17 on the following website: https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0889.

 

 

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URGENT: 15-Day Comment Period about Section 18 for Transform Insecticide in Cotton is Ending

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

The Section 18 for the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) use in cotton in the states of AR, MS and TN will have a 15 day comment period ending May 20, 2016. The link to post a comment is below. Please make a comment if you want your opinion counted.

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/05/05/2016-10584/sulfoxaflor-receipt-of-applications-for-emergency-exemption-solicitation-of-public-comment

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Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications No Comments

2016No Till Logo Finalhigh resMILAN, Tenn. – UT AgResearch will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. The event will offer 40 research-based presentations. Sessions will cover best management strategies for no-till crop production, including nutrient enhancement, water use, new technologies in pest control and advancements in plant breeding.

The event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 6 a.m. Presentations and an agricultural industry trade show begin at 7 a.m. The field day will conclude at 2 p.m.

A schedule, a list of presentation topics, and information on pesticide recertification points as well as Certified Crop Advisor CEUs are available at http://milan.tennessee.edu/MNTFD. Individuals are also encouraged to follow the event on social media platforms using the hashtag #MilanNoTill.

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UT Cotton Scout School, May 27th

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

The annual UT Cotton Scout School will be held on Friday, May 27th in Room A at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd, Jackson). Registration will begin at 8:00 AM with the official program starting at 8:30. It will end with a lunch, but those interested can attend a short  ‘go to the field’ session Continue reading

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Moth Trapping Data for 2016

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

SWCB-moth1-webA reminder that moth trapping data for corn earworm, tobacco budworm, and southwestern corn borer are posted weekly on this website. Look for “Moth Trapping Data” on the quick links menu to open an Excel file with the trapping data. Moth catches were low for all species last week.

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Webcast on Managing Thrips in Cotton

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network have released another “Focus on Cotton” video.  In this video, Dr. Michael Toews from the University of Georgia discusses thrips management in the Southeast. Many of his comments would be relevant to the Mid-South.  You can directly access the video below or go to the Focus on Cotton Webpage.

Watch Presentation (33 min 28 sec) – Thrips Management in the Southeast US

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Insecticide Options for Plant Bugs in Cotton

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Insecticide Options for Plant Bugs in Cotton

As most of you know, the label for Transform WG insecticide was revoked at the end of last year. A Section 18 is pending which would allow the use of Transform in cotton, but it is very possible that we will not have access to Transform in 2017. Even if the Section 18 is granted, there might be significant restrictions on its use. So what is the plan to manage tarnished plant bugs in cotton if Transform is not available? Really, my strategy Continue reading

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Neonicotinoids Provide Value to Mid-South Soybean Production

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on Neonicotinoids Provide Value to Mid-South Soybean Production

JACKSON, Tenn. – Neonicotinoid seed treatments provide significant economic benefits in Mid-South soybean production, according to a 10-year study conducted by scientists from four universities.

The results of the meta-analysis, published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, come as neonicotinoids, a widely-adopted class of insecticides, face increased scrutiny from both environmental groups fearing their impact on pollinators and regulators who question the economic advantage they provide. Neonicotinoids are currently being reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading

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