Prior to Bt technologies farmers lost $1 billion annually to CRW—in the form of chemical costs or actual yield loss. With resistance to traits on the rise, it might nibble its way back to a billion-dollar price tag.
Fortenza seed treatment insecticide from Syngenta has received registration approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in corn and cotton to guard against early-season insect damage.
Across the Corn Belt this past season, hybrids containing the Agrisure Viptera trait demonstrated effective control of above-ground insects in the wake of unexpected insect outbreaks. Corn growers who planted other hybr
Genetically engineered (GE) seeds are widely used in U.S. field crop production. Herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops were developed to survive the application of certain herbicides that previously would have destroyed the cro
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA's assessment, prepar