Ryan Kurtz, director of agricultural research, Cotton Incorporated, says the highly successful Boll Weevil Eradication Program, genetic engineering, innovations in tillage, and changes in farm size and efficiency combined to reduce cotton’s impact on the environment over the past 35 years.
EPA pesticides officials are seeking to streamline pesticide reviews by improving international cooperation and reducing differences between the registration and re-registration review processes, arguing that approving newer, less-harmful products reduces environmental harm, while industry is seeking to self-certify some parts of the review process to further speed efforts. During a[…]Read More »
Tractor speed, GPA, nozzle type, pressure, boom height, and chemicals applied are all interacting to partially determine the effectiveness of herbicide applications. Herbicide rate, timing and environmental conditions before and after application are also very critical. Read moreRead More »