Cancellation order issued for sulfoxaflor

On Nov. 12, 2015, EPA issued a cancellation order for all previously registered Sulfoxaflor products. This cancellation order is in response to the Sept. 10, 2015, order of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finding that EPA improperly approved the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act registrations of the pesticide sulfoxaflor.


Check your wheat fields for fall armyworms

Where wheat has emerged, fields need to be checked for fall armyworms. This is especially important because this summer and fall were characterized by very active fall armyworm activity.


Stem sawflies infestations impact Nebraska

Significant amounts of wheat lodging due to wheat stem sawfly infestation were reported from dryland wheat producers in Box Butte County and elsewhere in the Panhandle this harvest season.

The level of infestation or wheat lodging may not have been quite as severe as in 2013 and 2014, but sawfly remains a serious pest in western Nebraska. Yield losses in seriously lodged fields can range from 30% to 50%. Lodging is heaviest on field borders, sometimes 100% (Figure 1), but lodged wheat tillers can be found all the way across large fields of wheat.



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