Many producers can have excellent weather with few pest or weed problems and still find themselves straddling the line between profitability and losing money because of their planting decisions....More
Cotton growers in the United States are concerned about native stink bugs that have attacked cotton and other crops for decades.
The green stink bug (Chinavia hilaris), southern green stink bug (Nezara viridula), and brown stink bug (Euschistus servus) continue to threaten cotton. But an Agricultural Research Service scientist in Georgia has found some environmentally friendly alternatives to insecticides....More
The problem of invasive species will likely get worse before it gets better and agriculture must take action now to manage the possible onslaught of new organisms, new insects and new diseases that is expected to escalate, says a University of Georgia plant pathologist....More
Bollworm populations have been heavy this year in corn, and they are breaking through a lot of Bt corn. What that means for cotton growers is they need to be prepared to spray overtop of some Bt cotton....More
Farmers today have access to the best pesticide and fungicide products ever made. To get the consistent, high-quality yields needed to sustain their operations, farmers depend on them. The continued viability of these essential products, however, depends on everyone....More
Judge Kimberly Mueller on June 10 in the U.S. Eastern District Court of California found that John Duarte, a nursery operator and wheat farmer, plowed wetlands four to six inches deep, and therefore violated the Clean Water Act....More