International Sugar Journal

Insecticide usage on sugar beet in Minnesota and North Dakota, USA [Full subscriber]

Sugar beet grower surveys were conducted annually from 1983 to 2011 to determine insecticide usage on sugar beet in Minnesota and North Dakota, USA. Averaged over all insecticides and counties, 74.8% of the sugar beet acreage in North Dakota and Minnesota received an insecticide application per season. The organophosphate insecticides, Counter (terbufos), and Lorsban (chlorpyrifos), were widely used for controlling insect pests of sugar beet. Other insecticides used included Asana (esfenvalerate), Cruiser (thiamethoxam), Thimet (Phorate), Temik (aldicarb), Sevin (carbaryl), Furadan (carbofuran), Malathion (malathion), Dyfonate (fonofos), Mustang (zeta-cypermethrin), and Gaucho (imidacloprid). In 2009, Poncho Beta (clothianidin and beta-cyfluthrin) was introduced as…

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