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California OKs new BASF insecticide

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The California Department of Pesticide Regulation recently registered Sefina Inscalis insecticide from BASF for use on cotton. Containing the active ingredient Inscalis, the brand name for afidopyropen, the product is both an insecticide and ovicide. It is labeled for whiteflies and aphids in cotton and carries a seven-day preharvest interval. Sefina is active against egg, early instar and adult whitefly ... Read More »

CLRDV found early in Alabama sentry cotton plots

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Alabama Cooperative Extension System scientists have confirmed the presence of cotton leafroll dwarf virus in Alabama cotton. This confirmation comes one month earlier than it did in 2019 and that concerns them. “Typically, the earlier disease onset occurs, the greater the associated yield loss,” said Austin Hagan, an Alabama Extension plant pathologist. “We found CLRDV-AL in sentinel plots during the ... Read More »

BASF, Corteva file motions to intervene in 9th Circuit dicamba case

UPDATED — BASF and Corteva Agriscience have filed emergency motions to intervene following the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to vacate federal registrations of three dicamba-based herbicides. If approved, the motions would allow the companies to become parties in the suit. Generally, intervenors must have an interest in the subject matter of the original ... Read More »

Environmental groups seek immediate halt to dicamba spraying

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The same environmental groups that successfully filed a suit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate registrations for three dicamba products have since asked the court to find the Environmental Protection Agency administrator in contempt. They filed an emergency motion June 11 asking the court find EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in contempt for refusing to abide by a ... Read More »

EPA approves 15 FMC tankmix partners for Enlist Duo herbicide

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The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved 10 herbicides, four insecticides and one fungicide — all from FMC — as new tankmix partners for Enlist Duo herbicide. Once these products are posted on the Enlist Duo herbicide website of approved tankmix partners, they will be allowed for use on Enlist cotton and Enlist E3 soybeans. The recently approved FMC products are: ... Read More »

Texas ag commissioner to seek Section 18 for 3 dicamba products

Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller plans to request a Section 18 from the Environmental Protection Agency to allow the continued use of dicamba in Texas under emergency conditions despite last week’s court ruling. “The Texas cotton crop is going in the ground right now and our cotton growers must have certainty,” Miller said in a Texas Department of Agriculture news ... Read More »