Insecticides
May 5, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – The University of Guelph has received a $750,000 donation to help support and preserve pollinator health through sustainable pest management. The donation from Bayer CropScience Inc. was made to the BetterPlanet Project, the university’s fundraising campaign for teaching and research in food, environment, health…
May 3, 2013, New Brunswick – New Brunswick farmers turned in more than 13,000 kilograms of unwanted or obsolete pesticides for safe disposal last year as part of CleanFARMS. The program took place at 12 ag retail locations across the province through the end of October and into early November…
Apr. 12, 2013, Etobicoke, ON - Alberta farmers demonstrated their commitment to environmental stewardship by turning in more than 66,000 kilograms of obsolete or unwanted pesticides for safe disposal last year.The obsolete pesticide collection program took place across the southern half of the province over a five-day period between Oct.…
Feb. 6, 2013, Etobicoke, ON – Saskatchewan farmers turned in more than 60,000 kilograms of obsolete or unwanted pesticides last year for safe disposal. The program took place over a three day-period in central and northern Saskatchewan where almost 60,400 kilograms were collected. This, combined with the more than 35,000…
Jul. 3, 2012 - Nanotechnology has developed tremendously in the past decade and was able to create many new materials with a vast range of potential applications. Some of those innovative materials are promising to reduce environmental pollution. For instance, carbon nanotubes and metal nano-particles are great candidate materials for…
Mar. 1, 2012, Raleigh, NC - New Paradigm insecticide, manufactured by MANA Crop Protection, has received approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its new state-of-the-art formulation of lambda-cyhalothrin for broad-spectrum insect control in corn, soybeans and other crops. Using MANA Crop Protection proprietary technology, new Paradigm touts an…
Mar. 1, 2012, Raleigh, NC - New Paradigm insecticide, manufactured by MANA Crop Protection, has received approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its new state-of-the-art formulation of lambda-cyhalothrin for broad-spectrum insect control in corn, soybeans and other crops.
Jan. 5, 2012, Chatham, ON - Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, has received Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) approval of Optimum AcreMax XTreme insect protection, which integrates all of a corn grower’s above- and below-ground insect control and refuge needs in a single bag. Optimum AcreMax XTreme products will be…
Dec. 13, 2011 -Weed resistance is a growing issue in the US Midwest, and in fact, has reached the crisis stage to one researcher. Dr. Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee researcher, hosted an interactive session during the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Seed Expo in Chicago, and noted that there…
Nov. 18, 2011 -It may not be crop-related, but for growers with a livestock operation on their farm, news of a report that non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in food animals is causing antibiotic resistance is cause for concern. Resistance not only adds to the cost of raising livestock, but the report…
Within the agricultural sector, research and industry often collaborate to bring new crop varieties to market. What occurs infrequently, however, are third party researchers working together with crop protection companies on the development of new active ingredients.
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